Brunei Darussalam - Travel Preparation
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If one has to visit Brunei, he/she may need to apply for a valid Brunei visa. To enter the country he/she should go through a legal point of entry. Visa is a permission, not a pass, to enter Brunei Darussalam.
The permission needs to be endorsed on the passport or any other travel document of a foreign national and approved by the Director of Immigration and National Registration or other authorised officers.
Visit visas are of two types: Professional/ Business Visit Visa and Short/ Social Visit Visa. . The processing of a visa application requires 1-3 working days. Fees for a visa application varies between B$20.00 and B$ 50 depending on the intended stay and whether the visa is needed for single entry or multi-entry.
There are certain prerequisites for entry into the country:
- A person should have a valid passport/travel document recognised by the Brunei Director of Immigration and National Registration
- The foreign visitor must have enough money to meet his expenses during his stay in the country.
- The passport must have a validity of 6 months at the time of entering the country.
The following countries are exempted from the visa requirement for social, business, or professional visits of certain periods:
i) British Citizen
ii) British Subject Citizen that stated ‘Subject has the right to abode in the United Kingdom’
United States of America
Republic Islam Iran (Diplomatic and Official passport holder only)
Vietnam (Diplomatic and Official passport holder only)
Laos (Diplomatic and Official passport holder only)
Myanmar (Diplomatic and Official passport holder only)
Kingdom of Cambodia (Diplomatic and Official passport holder only)
Republic of Ireland
United Arab Emirates
People Republic of China (Diplomatic and Services Official Pasport only )
Republik Ukraine (Diplomatic and Services Official Pasport only )
Republic of Bulgaria
Passengers arriving at Brunei over 17 years of age are eligible to bring in duty free items the following items for personal consumption/use.
A non-Muslim over 17 years of age may bring in two bottles of liquor (about 2 liters) and 12 cans of beer for personal consumption, which must be declared to customs upon arrival.
Every person arriving in Negara Brunei Darussalam shall declare all dutiable goods in his possession, either on his person, in any baggage or in any vehicle to the proper customs officer for examination.