Our Brunei Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Brunei’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Brunei.
All foreign travellers entering Brunei Darussalam must possess a valid visa, passport or other travel document, return or onward tickets, and adequate finances for their stay. Visa requirements and procedures may differ by nationality. Visa validity is limited to a maximum of three months.
Entry into Brunei
Short-term visitors (foreign nationals) are required to have Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage and a minimum coverage of BND$20,000. The insurance must be valid for their entire stay in Brunei Darussalam. Travellers must also ensure they have all the relevant documents needed with them when travelling.
The criteria to apply for a Brunei visa is straight forward. As with most visas, you must ensure you give yourself enough time for the visa application to go through before you travel. Below is a list of criteria needed in order to apply for a Brunei visa.
The visa application for Brunei.
Your passport and a copy of your passport, with at least six months of validity remaining.
Two current passport-sized photographs.
A duplicate copy of your return ticket.
Evidence of accomodation in Brunei.
Evidence that you can support yourself in Brunei.
The majority of Brunei visas are processed within three business days. The processing time for sponsored visa applications can take up to five days. If you are applying by mail, you should also consider the time it takes to transport and receive your paperwork.
Normal waiting periods for an appointment are approximately two to three weeks on average. Depending on the urgency of your journey and your priority rating, it may take longer. It is recommended that all visa requirements are met at least six weeks prior to departure.
Who can visit Brunei without a visa?
The Brunei visa policy allows certain individuals of a certain group of nationalities to enter the country without a visa. The European Union, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States require a passport to enter Brunei for up to 90 days.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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When travelling to Brunei, there are several different visas available, depending on the nature of your trip. Below is a list of examples of what Brunei visa types there are.
- Visa issued to foreign nationals holding a diplomatic passport.
- Social visit Visa: Visa given for a social visit or tourist purposes.
- Professional Visit Visa: Visa issued for professional work/expertise needed for a specific project awarded in Brunei Darussalam.
- Commercial Visit Visa: A visa provided for investment or business operations in Brunei Darussalam.
- Employment Visa: A visa issued for employment purposes in Brunei Darussalam.
- Dependent Visa: Visa issued to the spouse and children (under the age of 18) of a Brunei Darussalam-working husband.
- Brunei Darussalam Student Visa: Visa issued for the purpose of studying.
What to do if your Brunei visa is denied?
People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied.
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the denial.
The embassy or consulate requires time to process and verify the submitted documents before applying a visa stamp to the applicant’s passport. The visa process for Brunei Darussalam takes around seven business days.
Request a renewal application form from the High Commission, which should be returned with the necessary documents: Explanatory letter regarding the renewal of a C.I. or Re-Entry Permit, addressed to the Director of the Brunei Darussalam Department of Immigration and National Registration.
Short-term visitors (foreign nationals) are required to have Travel Medical Insurance with COVID-19 coverage and a minimum coverage of BND$20,000. The insurance must be valid for their entire stay in Brunei Darussalam.