Everything you need to know about a Brunei Darussalam Visa
Citizen passport holders generally are exempted from needing a visa to enter
Brunei Darussalam and can stay in the country for up to three months without a
should note that you cannot overstay the granted stay period in any case. If
your intended stay span is over 90 days or you are traveling for reasons other
than tourism, you will need to obtain a visa prior to your travel dates.
order to avail the visa-free facility, you should carry a British citizen
passport that is valid for at least six months from the arrival date in Brunei
If you have dual nationality or two passports, you should enter
Brunei with the passport you used to exit the last country on your itinerary.
Entry requirements for business and professional visits
For professional and business visits, you will need to lodge a visa application through the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in the UK. Below is the complete address:
19/20 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PG
Tel: 0207 5810521
Fax: 0207 2359717
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
A business visa is required when you are visiting Brunei to carry out investment or business related activities. An application needs to be lodged by the registered business organization or government-linked company in Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the applicant.
The application has to be sent to the Visa and Diplomatic Section, Department of Immigration and National Registration, Brunei Darussalam. Once you receive the approval letter, you can proceed to complete the rest of the process at the Brunei Darussalam High Commission in London.
The documents required are as follows:
- A completely filled and signed visa application form
- Application letter and supporting documents issued by the guarantor or company in Brunei Darussalam
- A supporting letter received from the Government of Brunei Darussalam or any authorized registered company
- Additional supporting documents as required by the mission
The processing time for a business visa is three working days if the application is submitted at Headquarters, Department of Immigration and National Registration and Kuala Belait branch office.
Otherwise, if the application is submitted at the Temburong branch office, your processing time may increase to five working days.
A professional visa is needed when an individual is invited to Brunei for work or expertise required for a particular project. An application needs to be submitted through the government agencies, government-linked company, or business registered company in Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the applicant.
This application is then forwarded to the Visa and Diplomatic Section, Department of Immigration and National Registration, Brunei Darussalam.
Once you get the approval letter, you can visit the consular section of the mission to submit the rest of the documents and get the visa stamped on your passport.
- A completed visa application form
- Application letter and supporting documents from the guarantor company in Brunei
- Supporting letter from the Government of Brunei Darussalam or relevant registered company
- Any supporting documents as demanded by the mission
Once you submit the application, the processing time is similar to that of a business visa.
Visa policy for foreigners
The government of Brunei allows nationals of those countries that fall under the visa waiver program to enter the nation without a visa.Here’sthe complete list.
Based on the country of your nationality, there are four categories of visas:
CATEGORY A: Foreigners who need an entry visa and whose visa applications are referred to Brunei Darussalam.
CATEGORY B: Foreign nationals who require a visa to travel to Brunei Darussalam and which can be applied via any of the Brunei Darussalam Missions Abroad.
CATEGORY C: Applicants who are eligible for a Visa on Arrival upon entry into Brunei Darussalam.
CATEGORY D: Travelers who do not need a visa to enter Brunei Darussalam.
Following are the primary visa types issued by Brunei missions:
- Diplomatic Visa: Issued to applicants who own a diplomatic purpose
- Social Visit Visa: Issued for purposes related to visit friends, relatives, and family in Brunei
- Professional Visit Visa: Issued to foreigners who wish to carry out professional work in Brunei
- Business Visit Visa: Issued for investment or business related activities in Brunei Darussalam
- Employment Visa: Issued to foreigners wanting to be employed in an organization in Brunei
- Dependent Visa: Issued to spouse and children (minors), whose husband or father/mother is working in Brunei Darussalam
- Student Visa: Issued to carry out study-related activities in Brunei
- Transit Visa: Issued to travelers who are in-transit and enroute to a third country via Brunei Darussalam
- Tourist Visa: Issued to foreigners traveling for leisure or tourism activities
UK Emergency Travel Documents
The authorities of Brunei accept UK Emergency travel documents at points of entry, airside transit and exit from the country, provided it carries a validity of at least 6 months. Before your travel dates, you need to secure an exit and entry visa from Brunei Immigration.