31 May 2023
United Kingdom citizenship
Visa Visa required
Useful information
Car traffic
Car traffic Left-hand
Currency Brunei dollar
Language Malay, English
Phone code
Phone code +673
Covid There are no COVID restrictions
Minimum passport validity
Minimum passport validity at least 6 months
Health Online passenger form
Insurance policy Insurance policy recommended


Brunei offers a wide range of work permits and visas for various purposes:

  1. A business visa (BVV) is a short — term pass for doing business within the country. You can use BVV for a number of business events, such as meetings, contract negotiations, and the purchase and sale of goods.
  2. For long — term work and larger projects, individuals need a foreign employee license — Lesen Pekerja Asing (LPA) - and a work permit.
  3. If a person plans to hold a work pass for three months or more, they must also apply for a Green Identity Card.
  4. Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) who have a Brunei-approved APEC business travel card (ABTC) can enter the country for business without a visa.
  5. If a non-citizen intends to work in the oil, construction, or IT industries for less than a year, they must apply for a special permit (SAWP) that is not subject to renewal.

Every foreigner who intends to work in Brunei Darussalam must have a valid work visa approved by the Department of Immigration and national registration, which is issued at the Embassy of Brunei. Malaysians and Singaporeans are exempt from a work visa.

Preliminary Admission Requirements:

  • The employer must have a quota license from the Department of Labor;
  • The confirmation letter from the work pass division of the Department of Immigration and National Registration;
  • The employee must have a valid passport that is valid for more than 6 months prior to entering the country;
  • The photo with the size of the passport;
  • The confirmation from the employer about cooperation;
  • Confirmation of purchase of air tickets.


Holders of issued passports from the following countries who have an APEC business travel card (ABTC) with the code "BRN" on the back of the card have visa-free entry to Brunei for business travel for up to 90 days.

ABTC is issued to citizens of: Australia, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Brunei Work Permit for The British