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CONSULAR SERVICES

 

CONTACT DETAILS :

(Chancery)

Embassy of Brunei Darussalam

House No. 892 Road No. 3218,

Block No. 332 Mahooz

(Mailing Address)

P .O . Box 15700
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain

 

(o)        : +973 177 20222

Fax       : +973 177 41757

e-mail : manama.bahrain@mfa.gov.bn

 

 

REGISTRATION OF CITIZENS OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM :

It is advisable for Brunei Darussalam's citizens residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain to register with the Embassy. This is important to ensure of their well-being in the country at any time.

In addition, Brunei Darussalam's citizens travelling to the Kingdom of Bahrain (holiday / official trips) to also notify the Embassy either by e-mail, fax or telephone.

Click here to download the Registration Form. (to insert link)

 

TRAVELLING TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Foreign nationals who wish to enter Brunei Darussalam should have the following :

-          A valid visa (single entry or multiple entries);

-          A passport (or) travel document with validity not less than six (6) months;

-          Return (or) onward travel tickets;

-          Sufficient funds for the period of stay

 


VISA

 

TYPES OF VISA

Click herehttp://www.mofat.gov.bn/Pages/Types-of-Visa.aspx  for more details.

 

VISA FEES

 

Visa Categories / TypesBAHRAIN DINAR
Single Entry6.500
Multiple Entries (for not more than 3 months – from the date it was issued)9.500
Multiple Entries (for more than 3 months not exceeding 1 year – from the date it was issued)16.000

 

VISA ARRANGEMENTS

 

Visa arrangements are categorized by countries depending on arrangement made by Brunei Darussalam and other countries based on reciprocity – the shortest is 2 weeks and the longest is 3 months. It also varied pending on types of passports (diplomatic, official and ordinary). Some are given on arrival and others need to apply it prior to their visit at the nearest Brunei Embassy in foreign countries.

(click here - http://www.mofat.gov.bn/Pages/Visa-Information.aspx for more information on the current visa arrangements between Brunei Darussalam and other countries).

(click here - http://www.mofat.gov.bn/Pages/Download-Visa-Form.aspx to download the Visa Application Form).

 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY VISA TO ENTER BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

The following documents are required for the visa application process at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain :

  1. Two (2) copies of complete Visa Application Form, which can be obtained from the Embassy or click here; - http://www.mofat.gov.bn/Pages/Download-Visa-Form.aspx
  2. Two (2) copies of Applicant's Passports[Please ensure the validity is no less than six (6) months with sufficient pages for onward journey]
  3. Two (2) Original Passport Size Photos;
  4. A copy of return (or) onward Flight Itinerary ;
  5. Sufficient funds for the period of stay in Brunei Darussalam - (in some cases a bank statement is required)


For purposes other than social visits, the following documents may also required :

1)      A 'Letter of Authority to Issue Visa' from Immigration Department of Brunei Darussalam (for employment purposes only) ;

2)      A 'Verification Letter' from the sponsors / employers (for employment, business or official meeting purposes only) ;

 

Note : It is advisable to submit the application forms together with the required documents to the Embassy at least two (2) weeks before the scheduled travel to Brunei Darussalam. However, for countries that required to be referred to Brunei Darussalam, it is advised to submit the applications even earlier.


TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

 

APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW PASSPORT OR RENEWAL

Brunei Darussalam's citizens abroad who wish to apply (or) renew their passports are adviced to approach Brunei Darussalam's Embassy at the country of residence for necessary arrangements.

Application forms click here

http://immigration.gov.bn/Borang%20PDF/Pasport/Borang%20Passport.pdf. It can also be obtained from the Embassy, together with list of requirements for the process.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEW PASSPORT

 

The following documents are required from the applicants :

 

1)            A letter addressed to the Embassy stating the request to apply for a new passport with reason;

2)            Passport Application Form which has been duly completed; 

3)            Two (2) copies of Birth Certificate – both sides (and original for verification);

4)            Two (2) copies of Identity Card – both sides (if applicable);  (and original for verification);

5)            Four (4) copies of recent Original Passport Size Photos (5.2cm x 4cm);

6)            Two (2) copies of Marriage Certificate (if applicable); (and original for verification);

7)            Copy of Certificate of Citizenship (Sijil Kerakyatan) (if applicable); (and original for verification);

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORTS

 

The following documents are required from the applicants :

  1. A letter addressed to the Embassy stating the request to apply for a passport renewal with reason;
  2. Passport Application Form which has been duly completed; 
  3. Two (2) copies of Birth Certificate – both sides;
  4. Two (2) copies of Identity Card – both sides (if applicable);
  5. Four (4) copies of recent Original Passport Size Photos (5.2cm x 4cm);
  6. Two (2) copies of old passport with a photocopy of personal details page;
  7. Two (2) copies of Police Reports (in case of lost passports). The applicant is also required to fill in a 'Statement Form' before the passport application can be considered.
  8. Letter of Certification from present educational institutions (for students) or employer (for employees).

 

FEES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM'S PASSPORTS

 

Type of PassportsNationalOfficialDiplomatic
FeesB$60.00 (5 years)GratisGratis

 

 

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE (C.E.) @ SIJIL DARURAT

 

This type of travel document is issued to Brunei Darussalam's citizens abroad who is facing the following situations :

 

  • Lost or damage of travel document while staying outside Brunei Darussalam and there is need to go home at the shortest period of time;
  • New born baby outside Brunei Darussalam, whose father is a legitimate citizens of Brunei Darussalam, and decided to bring back home the baby to Brunei Darussalam.

 

Validity: One way trip only to Brunei Darussalam within 6 months from the date of issue.

 

Fee       : B$20.00 @ BHD 6.500

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

 

The following documents are required from the applicants :

 

  1. A letter addressed to the Embassy stating the request to apply for a C.E with reason;
  2. Application Form which has been duly completed (can be obtained from the Embassy); 
  3. Two (2) copies of lost or damaged Passport;
  4. Four (4) copies of recent Original Passport Size Photos (5.2cm x 4cm);
  5. Two (2) copies of Identity Card – both sides (if applicable);
  6. Two (2) copies of Police Reports (in case of lost passports). The applicant is also required to fill in a 'Statement Form' before the application can be considered.

 

Additional documents are required for the new born baby :

 

1)            Two (2) copies of Child's Birth Certificate – both sides (and original for verification);

2)            Two (2) copies of Parents' Marriage Certificate (and original for verification);

3)            Two (2) copies of Parents' Birth Certificates – both sides (and original for verification);

4)            Two (2) copies of Parents' Identity Cards – both sides (and original for verification);

5)            Two (2) copies of Parents' Passports (and original for verification);

6)            Two (2) copies of Certificate of Citizenship (Sijil Kerakyatan) (if applicable); (and original for verification).

 

RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY (C.I.) AND RE-ENTRY PERMIT

 

This type of travel document is only issued to Brunei Darussalam's permanent resident with a 'stateless' status.

 

C.I. Validity : 5 years from the date of issue

Re-Entry Permit : 1 year

Fee: B$50.00 @ BHD 16.000

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

It is advisable for the applicants to submit their proposal at least three (3) months before expiry. The following documents are required from the applicants :

 

1)            A letter addressed to the Embassy stating the request to apply for a C.I with reason;

2)            Application Form which has been duly completed (can be obtained from the Embassy); 

3)            Two (2) copies of previous C.I. or Re-entry Permit;

4)            Two (2) copies of Birth Certificate – both sides; (and original for verification);

5)            Two (2) copies of Identity Card – both sides (if applicable); (and original for verification);

6)            Two (2) copies of Marriage Certificate (if applicable); (and original for verification);

7)            Four (4) copies of recent Original Passport Size Photos (5.2cm x 4cm);

8)            Two (2) copies of Police Reports (in case of lost travel document). The applicant is also required to fill in a 'Statement Form' before the application can be considered.

9)            Letter of Certification from present educational institutions (for students) or employer (for employees).

7)            Resident Card Permit / Entry Permit Card - (copy and original) (for application of Certificate of Identity only)

 

 

SURCHARGES FOR LOST TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

 

It is necessary for those who lost their travel documents to pay the surcharges in addition to the existing fees of the services mentioned above :

 

Frequency of LostFirst TimeSecond TimeThird Time and Above
FeesB$150.00B$300.00B$450.00

 

 


 

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH FOR

NEW BORN BABY OUTSIDE BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

THE PROCEDURE

 

Every new born baby outside Brunei Darussalam, whose father / mother is a citizen of Brunei Darussalam need to be registered at the Embassy, followed by other arrangements; such as application for 'Certification of Citizenship' and travel document (Passport or C.E.).

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF 'CERTIFICATION OF CITIZENSHIP'  

 

The following documents are required from the parents :

 

1)            An application letter addressed to the Embassy informing about the purpose of applying for the citizenship together with details of the new born baby. The letter may also specify the reasons of giving birth outside Brunei Darussalam (working; studying; official trip; personal);

2)            Two (2) copies of Birth Certificate – both sides (and original for verification);

3)            Two (2) copies of Identity Card – both sides (and original for verification);

4)            Two (2) copies of Marriage Certificate (and original for verification);

5)            Two (2) copies of Passports – personal details page (and original for verification);

 

Documents required from the new born baby :

 

1)            Two (2) copies of Birth Certificate issued by the residing country (and original for verification);

2)            Two (2) copies of recent Original Passport Size Photos (5.2cm x 4cm);

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF  'TRAVEL DOCUMENTS'

 

Please refer to Travel Documents page.

 

 

 


 

LAW AND REGULATIONS

 

 

PHYSICAL CURRENCY AND BEARER NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS (CBNI) DECLARATION

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION :

 

Beginning of 1st August 2011, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) is requiring all persons traveling in or out of Brunei Darussalam, carrying more than B$ 15,000.00 [Brunei Dollars: Fifteen Thousand] in physical currency or bearer negotiable instruments, such as checks, bonds, or bills of exchange, among others, to declare them upon entry or exit at all control posts.

 

The requirement is in accordance with Brunei Darussalam's Anti-Money Laundering Order 2000 and is in line with international standards that require countries to have measures in place to detect the physical cross-border movement of cash and bearer-negotiable instruments.

 

Failure to give a full and accurate report can result in a fine not exceeding B$ 40,000.00 [Brunei Dollars: Forty Thousand] or the equivalent of the amount of the customs duty payable, whichever is greater, imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both.

 

The declaration should be made before either the Royal Customs and Excise Department upon arrival, or the Immigration and National Registration Department upon departure, using specific forms that will be made available.

 

 

POLICE CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT

 

Those requiring a 'Police Certificate of Good Conduct' from Brunei Darussalam should submit the following documents to the Embassy :

 

1)            An explanatory letter addressed to the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force informing the reason of the request with detail background of the applicant's previous stay in Brunei Darussalam;

2)            Two (2) copies of Applicant's Passports;

3)            Personal Details – including mailing address, email and contact numbers