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Brunei Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes Yes/1
British Yes Yes No


To enter Brunei, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Nationals referred to in the chart above, who are travelling to Brunei for social, professional or business reasons, do not require visas for the following lengths of stay:

• EU nationals are allowed to remain in Brunei for 90 days.
• Canadian nationals are allowed to remain in Brunei for 14 days.
• US nationals are allowed to remain in Brunei for 90 days.

The exception is:

1. Australians, who are granted a 30-day visa on arrival.

Visa Note

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to visit or contact the nearest consulate or high commission for details on visa requirements.

Types and Cost

Single-entry visa: US$20; multiple-entry visa: US$30.


Up to three months.


A transit visa issued on arrival is available.

Application to

Consular section at embassy or high commission.

Temporary residence

To receive an employment visa, you must first obtain a work permit from the Department of Immigration.

Working days

Visa processing usually takes up to seven working days, but applications which need to be referred to Brunei can take up to one month.

Extension of stay

You can extend your visa at any immigration office in Brunei.

Entry with pets

Brunei is a rabies-free country. Dogs and cats entering Brunei from anywhere other than the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah must spend 30 days in quarantine, and a further five months in 'home quarantine'.

Required documents include an import permit issued by the Department of Agriculture, a rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate stating the animal is free of contagious or infectious disease. For details, see

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in the USA

Telephone: (202) 237-1838 (for consular section ext 353).
Address: NW, 3520 International Court, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7581 0521 (ext 111/137 for consular section).
Address: , 20 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PG,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1300 and 1400-1630.

High Commission of the UK in Brunei Darussalam

Telephone: (673) 222 2231.
Address: Bandar Seri Begawan, 2nd fl, Unit 2.01, Block D, Yayasan Complex, Jln Pretty, Darussalam, BS8711,
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 0830-1700, Fri 0830-1230.

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