Travelling to Brunei DarussalamRenewal and Lost PassportsEmergency Certificate/Sijil Darurat*Renewal of Certificate of Identification and Re-entry Permit*Registration of BirthPolice Certificate of Good Conduct*Registration Form for Brunei Darussalam Citizen in Australia Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) RestrictionsPhysical Currency And Bearer Negotiable Instruments ReportContact Details
Travelling to Brunei Darussalam
All foreign visitors entering into Brunei Darussalam must have a valid visa and passport or travel document, as well as onward tickets and sufficient funds to support themselves while in the country.
Visa arrangements and requirements may vary by nationality. The length of validity of the visa is a maximum of 3 months.
Certain countries are exempted from the visa requirements for social, business, or professional visits depending on the number of days. All other nationals entering Brunei Darussalam must obtain visas beforehand from the High Commission.
Click here for more information on the current visa arrangements with Brunei Darussalam. Click here to download the visa application form.
Prerequisite Entry Requirement:
The visitor should have a valid passport or travel document recognised by the Government of Brunei Darussalam.
The passport must have a validity of 6 months before expiry when entering Brunei Darussalam.
The following documents are required for the visa application process:
Visitors are advised to submit the above documents to the High Commission at least 30 days before travelling to Brunei Darussalam. This is to take into account any applications which may need to be forwarded to Brunei Darussalam for further processing.
Completed applications can either be presented to the High Commission in person or by a representative, or sent by mail. Applicants are solely responsible for the safety of their passports that are sent by mail.
A Transit Visa issued on arrival is available. Kindly contact the High Commission for further details.
For those entering Brunei Darussalam for employment purposes, visas cannot be granted without a valid work permit issued by the Department of Immigration and National Registration in Brunei Darussalam. Visitors are not allowed to engage in full/part-time work without permission from the Director of Immigration.
Renewal and Lost Passports
Bruneian nationals who need to renew or have lost their passports are advised to notify the High Commission as soon as possible.
For nationals who intend to return to Brunei within six months, another alternative is to apply for an Emergency Certificate (Sijil Darurat).
An application form to renew passports can be requested from the High Commission and should be returned complete with the following documents:
Emergency Certificate (Sijil Darurat)
Bruneian citizens who have lost their passport while visiting Australia or neighbouring countries should apply for an emergency certificate (Sijil Darurat) through the High Commission as soon as possible.
This certificate is a one-way travel document to be used for return travel to Brunei Darussalam.
An application form for registration can be requested from the High Commission and should be returned complete with the following documents:
A child of a Bruneian citizen born in a foreign country can also apply for an emergency certificate to be used for returning to Brunei. In this case, the application form and documents listed above should also be submitted with the additional documents, such as:
Renewal of Certificate of Identification and Re-entry Permit
Permanent Residents of Brunei Darussalam who reside overseas and intend to return to Brunei Darussalam can apply for the renewal of their Certificate of Identification and Re-Entry Permit through the High Commission.
The High Commission advises for applications to be forwarded within three (3) months of the expiry date.
An application form for renewal can be requested from the High Commission and should be returned complete with the following documents:
Registration of Birth
A child born in Australia whose father is a citizen of Brunei Darussalam should be reported to the High Commission within a period of six months after the date of birth.
If an issuance of certification of citizenship is necessary, the application will need to be forwarded to the Immigration Department in Brunei Darussalam for their further consideration. The applicant's original birth certificate will also need to be submitted in this case.
Police Certificate of Good Conduct
Those requiring a Police Certificate of Good Conduct from Brunei Darussalam should submit the following documents to the High Commission:
Note 1: Except for visa applications, it is procedure for the High Commission to forward all other applications to the Immigration Department in Brunei Darussalam for further consideration.
Note 2: The above regulations may be subject to change without prior notice. Registration Form for Brunei Darussalam Citizen in AustraliaFor Brunei Darussalam citizens travelling to Australia for holiday or employment purpose, it is advisable to register with the High Commission.Click here to download the Registration Form.Compeleted registration forms can be sent either by email, fax or post to the High Commission.
Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (Lags) Restrictions
To increase the passenger safety, Australian and Brunei Darussalam Governments have legislated new rules on taking liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) for flights TO/TRANSIT/FROM IN Australia and flights FROM Brunei Darussalam, for ALL PASSENGERS boarding a flight in Australia & Brunei Darussalam (both joining and transit passengers from other airports).
Click here for more information on LAGs restrictions issued by Royal Brunei Airlines.Physical Currency And Bearer Negotiable Instruments (CBNI) Declaration
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) announced that from 1st August 2011, every person moving into or out of Brunei Darussalam, Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments with total value exceeding BND 15,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) is required to declare / report such amount to the officers of the Royal Customs and Excise Department upon arrival or officers of Immigration and National Registration Department upon departure using the prescribed forms which will be made available at every control posts at all major entry and exit points of Brunei Darussalam.
Click here for more information on Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments.Click here to view the sample of Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments declaration form.
All consular-related enquiries and applications should be addressed to the following:
High Commission of Brunei Darussalam10 Beale CrescentDeakin ACT 2600(Attn : Consular Section)
P.O .Box 109Curtin, ACT 2605
+61 (02) 6285 4500+61 (02) 6285 4501+61 (02) 6285 4503+61 (02) 6285 4504
+61 (02) 6285 4545 +61 (02) 6285 4551