Visas

All non-Brunei citizens require a work permit that is valid for two years.

Application for a labour licence must first be made to the Labour Department. On recommendation, the Immigration Department will then give permission for the worker to enter Brunei. The Labour Department and the Immigration and National Registration Department are two of the six main departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs that deal with foreign workers and foreign employment matters.

Australians are required to have a valid visa to enter Brunei. Australian visitors who enter the country through the International Airport of Brunei can obtain a visa upon arrival for a duration of up to 14 days for the purpose of official, social, tourism or business visits.

Visitors must hold a valid travel document (passport) issued by the Australian Government and a return ticket to country of origin or onward destination within 14 days of arrival. They must also have sufficient funds to provide for themselves while staying in Brunei.

Australian visitors who wish to apply for a multiple entry visa or apply for an employment pass are required to make a personal application to the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Australian visitors who wish to stay in Brunei Darussalam for more than 14 days are required to apply at the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in Canberra before entering the country.

For further information, please visit the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam website or the Brunei Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade visa information page.