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Brunei Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Brunei — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Brunei, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Brunei's immigration system provides several options to employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. 

Foreign nationals who intend to perform business-related activities for a short period can generally use a Professional Visit Pass (PVP), valid for up to three months. The PVP approval is obtained before the employee’s arrival in Brunei. 

Foreign nationals may enter Brunei on a consular entry visa, visa-on-arrival or without a visa if they hold a passport from an eligible country. Other nationals may be eligible for a visa-on-arrival at the discretion of immigration authorities 

All foreign nationals require work authorization to work in Brunei. The standard work authorization is the Employment Pass (EP) which is typically valid for two years, subject to approval by the Ministry of Energy, Manpower & Industry (MEMI), Labour Department, and the Immigration Department. For assignments or employment of up to six months, foreign nationals can apply for the Special Pass. 

Note that the Brunei authorities have wide discretion to (and do) change their procedures from time to time, particularly for Special Pass applications.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.