Visa policy of Brunei

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Entry stamp of Brunei, entering at Labu, Temburong
Exit stamp of Brunei, exiting at Ujung Jalan, Bangar, Temburong
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Map of border crossings of Brunei

The Government of Brunei Darussalam allows citizens of specific countries/territories to travel to Brunei for tourism or business for up to 90, 30 or 14 days without having to obtain a visa.[1][2]

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Brunei

Visa-exempt nationalities[edit]

Nationals of the following 55 countries and territories can visit Brunei without obtaining a visa for a maximum stated stay of 90, 30 or 14 days:[1][2]

90 days

1 - for British nationals, only British citizens and British subjects
with right of abode in the UK enjoy visa-free entry.

30 days
14 days

Visa on arrival[edit]

Nationals of the following 7 countries and territories may obtain a visa on arrival at Brunei International Airport:

1 — a single entry visa for B$20 or a multiple entry visa for B$30 valid for 30 days:[1]
2 — a single entry visa for B$20 valid for 30 days
3 — a single entry visa for B$20 valid for 14 days
4 — a single entry visa for B$25 valid for 14 days

Transit visa[edit]

Passengers transiting through Brunei International Airport for less than 24 hours do not require a visa.[1]

Those traveling to a third country can obtain a transit visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 72 hours. This does not apply to nationals of Cuba, Israel and North Korea. Nationals of Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan and Sri Lanka must have a sponsor such as an airline or a travel agent.[1]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of China, India, Iran, Kuwait, Mongolia, Pakistan and Tajikistan do not require a visa to visit Brunei.[1]

APEC Business Travel Card[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the code "BRN" on the back of the card can enter Brunei visa-free for business trips for up to 90 days.[1]

ABTCs are issued to nationals of:[46]

Entry refusal[edit]

Entry and transit is refused to Israeli citizens.

Visa overstaying[edit]

Immigration offenses, such as visa overstaying, are punishable by jail, fines and caning.[47]

Statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Brunei on short term basis in 2011 were from the following countries of nationality:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  48. ^ Brunei Darussalam Tourism Report 2011

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