Brunei Visas

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.

Note: If you plan to travel in and out of Brunei during the period of your entry pass, be sure to request a multiple-entry visit pass.

Visa on Arrival

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.

  • American: 90-days
  • Australian: 30-days at Brunei International Airport (advised to obtain visa before arrival)
  • British: 30-days
  • Canadian: 14-days
  • New Zealand: 30-days
  • Other EU: 30-days

Transit Visas

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.

Where to Enter

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:

  • Brunei International Airport
  • Muara, which connects by boat to Lawas (Sarawak) and Pulau Labuan (for connections to Sabah)
  • Kuala Lurah, bordering Sarawak

Entry Pass Fees

  • Transit Pass: Bn$5.00
  • Single Entry: B$20.00
  • Multiple Entry: B$50.00
Note: These regulations and costs change frequently. If in doubt, check with your nearest Brunei consular office.

Extensions

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.

Entry Requirements

In order to obtain the Entry Pass the traveler must produce the following:

  • A Valid Passport: Valid for at least six months from the date of departure.
  • A Return Ticket: and sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country.

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.

Pre Arranged Visas

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.

Applying for a Pre-Arranged Visa

  • Submit an application to the Brunei Embassy or High Commission in your home country or any other country you are traveling in.
  • Be prepared to show evidence of a return or ongoing ticket, or other means of leaving the country (eg: via a vehicle, boat, yacht etc).
  • You may be required to show proof of sufficient funds to support yourself in the country.

Processing

1 - 3 Working days. Applications which need to be referred to Brunei can take up to two months for processing.

Visa Fees

  • Single Entry: B$20
  • Multiple Entry: B$30 (For less than 3 months) or B$50 (For more than 3 months).
Note: These regulations and costs change frequently. If in doubt, check with your nearest Brunei consular office.