Nationals of most countries are allowed to enter Brunei without a visa and can get an Entry Pass at an Immigration Checkpoint. The length of stay depends on the visitor’s country of origin.
If you wish to stay longer, or require a special Visa they can be obtained from Brunei High Commissions and Embassies in other countries before arrival at a Brunei Immigration Checkpoint. Details about visa regulations can be checked at: www.mfa.gov.bn/visainformation/visaarrangements.htm.
US citizens are permitted to stay 90 days, while UK, Dutch, Irish, German, Malaysian, Singaporean and New Zealand citizens can stay for 30 days without a visa. Residents of Canada, Japan, Sweden and Belgium can stay for 14 days, and Australians can get a 30-day visa when they arrive at Brunei International Airport in the capital. Israeli citizens are the only nationals which are typically not be issued with visas of any kind. Citizens from smaller nations must obtain a visa from a Brunei Darussalam consulate, embassy or diplomatic mission abroad.
A Transit Visa can be obtained at any immigration entry point if arriving from one location and traveling on and exiting at a different location (where location is a country, port or town). Transit visas cannot be issued if you are returning and leaving from the same location that you entered from. Transit visas for 72-hours are available for all nationalities except citizens of Israel.
An Entry Pass is issued on entering Brunei; it is stamped into the passport at an Immigration Checkpoint. It defines how long the person can stay in Brunei, and whether the pass is valid for single or multiple entry. You can enter Brunei at:
It is possible to apply for a Visit Pass or Transit Pass extension at the Immigration Office once admitted to Brunei.
Tip: If arriving overland, be sure to have small denomination notes in Brunei or Singapore currency to pay for the Visa; The Immigration officials don't operate a foreign currency exchange service, and it's very unlikely that they will have change for big notes.
In order to obtain the Entry Pass the traveler must produce the following:
Brunei’s government requires that all visitors have a passport which is valid for at least six months after their arrival date. They must also have onward tickets and sufficient cash to support themselves during their stay.
If you are not eligible for a Visa on Arrival, or wish to stay longer - you will need to apply for a visa in person at a Brunei Embassy or High Commission. Nationals from Israel are not normally granted a Visa for Brunei.
1 - 3 Working days. Applications which need to be referred to Brunei can take up to two months for processing.