COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: September 26, 2022 *** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s ... Read More»

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (August 17, 2022)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (August 17, 2022)​  Location: Worldwide  Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the WHO’s determination).  ... Read More»

U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Focuses on Cooperative Partnership During Brunei Visit

Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, concluded his three-day visit to Brunei Darussalam on August 9. The visit was focused on enhancing security cooperation between the United States and Brunei for the mutual benefit of both countries and in defense of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. On August 8, Admiral ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (Aug 3, 2022)

Location: Worldwide On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Pre-Departure Briefing for U.S.-bound students

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam, through its EducationUSA advising service, held a pre-departure orientation for all U.S.-bound students today at the Cesar Hall in Mulia Hotel Brunei in Kg. Anggerek Desa.  About 50 scholarship recipients and self-funded students who are preparing to travel to the United States to further ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 246th Independence Day

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam hosted a celebration of the 246th Independence Day of the United States on June 15. The event was held at the official residence of U.S. Ambassador Caryn McClelland.  The Independence Day reception was attended by the Minister of Health, The Honorable Dato Seri Setia ... Read More»

Statement on the Visit of Counselor Chollet to Brunei

State Department Counselor Derek Chollet paid an official visit to Brunei on June 12-13. The Counsellor, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Caryn McClelland, met with several government officials and civil society leaders during his short trip to the sultanate. On June 12, Counselor Chollet met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs II The Honorable Dato Seri ... Read More»

Brunei’s first Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Graduation

The first Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) hosted a graduation ceremony on Thursday, 9 June at the VIP Hall located at Rizqun International Hotel, for candidate who have successfully completed the AWE program and to announce the top three women owned businesses that will each receive USD3,000 in seed funding. This event also marks the ... Read More»

Youth Leaders Innovate to Take Climate Action at 2022 YSEALI Summit

After a series of pre-engagement virtual activities focused on climate issues in Southeast Asia, the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit Brunei kicked off today for over 100 participants from all 10 ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam partnered with Big BWN Project and Malaysia-based Biji-biji Initiative in creating ... Read More»

U. S. Embassy Discusses Ocean Conservation with Youth on Earth Day

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam welcomed 18 youth representatives from environmental NGOs to the Embassy to discuss ocean conservation and environmental sustainability in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22. The youth were joined by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Emily Fleckner and Public Affairs Officer Jeff Barrus. ... Read More»

U. S. Embassy Hosts Sungkai Dinner

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam hosted a Sungkai, or Iftar, for U.S. exchange program alumni, colleagues from government agencies, NGO leaders, civil society representatives, educators and media representatives at De ‘Olde Cottage in Kiulap on April 20, 2022. United States Ambassador-designate Caryn McClelland welcomed guests to the event by ... Read More»

Small Grants Program Open for Applications

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals through its Small Grants Program to implement innovative initiatives that support key priorities of the United States Government. These grants can fund small projects up to US$30,000. The deadline for proposal submission is May 9, 2022. The Embassy encourages interested individuals ... Read More»

Attorney General’s Chamber Official Completes International Visitor Leadership Program on Human Trafficking

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce that Aminudin Zaki Dato Abdul Rahman, Deputy Senior Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Chambers, has successfully completed an International Visitor Leadership Program on combating trafficking in persons. Zaki was one of 29 law enforcement officers from across the globe to participate in the ... Read More»

AdvocaSEA Camp empowers youths to be changemakers in environmental conservation

The AdvocaSEA Camp concluded on Friday, March 4, 2022 with a closing ceremony held at Parkview Hotel with U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer, Jeff Barrus in attendance as the guest of honor. The five-day event camp was organized by Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) Brunei with support from the U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan through its ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

  FEBRUARY 11, 2022 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS READ THE FULL STRATEGY HERE “We envision an Indo-Pacific that is open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure—and we are ready to work together with each of you to achieve it.” President Joe Biden East Asia Summit October 27, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration has made historic strides to restore American leadership in the Indo-Pacific and adapt ... Read More»

Diplomats for a Day

On Friday, February 4, a group including Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) members organized by U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna and Brunei Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa Ash’ari, participated in a courtesy call and discussion with Chargé d’Affaires Emily Fleckner. The socially-distanced event took place at the U.S. Embassy and was ... Read More»

USS Jackson makes port of call to Brunei

The USS JACKSON of the United States Navy (USN) made a logistics port of call to Brunei Darussalam from 14th – 16th January 2022. Along with the visit, the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and USN have successfully conducted the Passage Exercise (PASSEX), on 13th January 2022, between KDB DARUTTAQWA and USS JACKSON. All planning and coordination meetings for the PASSEX was ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy hosts virtual training on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Prevention 

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam concluded a two-day virtual training on human trafficking prevention today for more than 40 Bruneian investigators, prosecutors, police officers, and government employees involved in the fight against TIP. The virtual training was held January 12-13 in commemoration of U.S. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, ... Read More»

Assembling Youth Climate Leaders on the Path Towards the Green Revolution in Southeast Asia

Apply for the YSEALI Summit   The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is partnering with Big BWN Project and Malaysia-based Biji-biji Initiative to launch the Brunei Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative ( YSEAL I) Summit 2022, which will run from March to September 2022. The Summit will focus on climate change issues in Southeast Asia, and ... Read More»

One-Day Testing Requirement for All International Air Travelers Destined for the United States

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (December 7, 2021) Location:  Worldwide Event: Effective 12:01 EST December 6, all air travelers aged two and above will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 ... Read More»

Enroll in or Update Your Information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 24, 2021) Location:  Brunei Event:  Enroll in or update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan is conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments.  Please log in to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email ... Read More»

“A Hero’s Journey” Essay Writing Contest

In conjunction with International Education Week (November 15 – 20, 2021), the Embassy of the United States of America and the Brunei English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) are pleased to announce an essay writing contest themed “A Hero’s Journey” for Year 7 – Year 10 Bruneian students in all schools in Brunei Darussalam. Deadline for ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 2, 2021) Location:  Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant ... Read More»

Welcoming Brunei’s first cohort for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bandar Seri Begawan and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) announced the first cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Brunei today. The 30 women selected will participate for up to six months in a facilitated training and mentoring program designed to help them start and grow their ... Read More»

Brunei businesswomen invited to join first Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Apply for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs   The U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan is partnering with Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) to launch the global Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program in Brunei for the first time in October.   AWE will provide fully-sponsored training and mentoring for several months to women starting up their own businesses through an online training platform called DreamBuilder. The DreamBuilder program was designed by Arizona State University’s  Thunderbird School of Global Management  of Arizona State University as an online entrepreneurship training program ... Read More»

Resumption of Routine Consular Services

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan has resumed routine visa interviews and passport applications effective August 16.  If you are planning to travel to the United States, please book an appointment online and visit the Embassy.  For routine passport and citizenship services appointments, click here .  For nonimmigrant visa services appointments, click here . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Simpang 336-52-16-9, Jalan ... Read More»

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: Brunei

BRUNEI: Tier 2 Watch List July 2, 2021 View the full report Permalink: https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/brunei/ The Government of Brunei does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included standing up an interagency team to investigate all potential trafficking cases, devoting funding towards dedicated male and female trafficking ... Read More»

Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam, through its EducationUSA advising service, held a pre-departure orientation for all U.S.-bound students on June 4, 2021 at the Mawar Satu Hall in Mulia Hotel Brunei in Kg. Anggerek Desa. About 50 scholarship and self-funded students who are preparing to travel to the United ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON May 3, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Dato Erywan Yusof on the margins of the G7 Foreign Ministerial in London. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister II Erywan reaffirmed our countries’ longstanding friendship and cooperation and discussed issues ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Sungkai Dinner

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam hosted an Iftar, or Sungkai, event with U.S. exchange program alumni, colleagues from several government agencies, NGO leaders and media representatives at De ‘Olde Cottage in Kampung Kiulap today.  Public Affairs Officer Jeff Barrus welcomed guests to the event by sharing, “In the United ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy donates books to UNISSA

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam donated a collection of books to the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA) Library today as part of the launch of a new American Shelf at the UNISSA Library.   In a handover ceremony, the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Ms. Emily Flecker, passed the collection of scholarly books relating to Islamic studies and Islam in the United States to the UNISSA Deputy ... Read More»

Local Journalist Completes 2020 IVLP Program

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce that Norazlan Othman, a journalist with the Borneo Bulletin, has successfully completed a 2020 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Othman was one of 10 journalists across East-Asia Pacific and South Central Asia regions to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Masterclass with Creators of New Disney Film “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Ahead of the release of Disney’s newest animated feature film “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam and Mahakarya Institute of the Arts Asia (MIAA) hosted an exclusive storytelling masterclass on March 2. The virtual masterclass was led by screenwriters Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim, and ... Read More»

Global UGRAD Program now open for application

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented backgrounds ... Read More»

Waiver Process for CDC Order on Pre-Flight Testing

Waiver to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.  Individuals – or ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ... Read More»

Health Alert (COVID-19 Update #44) – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (November 3, 2020) Location:  Brunei Event:  The Brunei Ministry of Health has confirmed 148 cases of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Brunei to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts. Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has announced plans to operate a commercial ... Read More»

U.S. Election 101

Are you curious about how the U.S Election works? This page offers a quick guide to understanding how the American people choose their President. Through images and articles, we want to show you the people, places, and process as America prepares to go to the polls on November 3 to choose a President, 469 members ... Read More»

Ready to Vote?

November 3, 2020 is Election Day.  Are you ready to vote?   All overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.   Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot ... Read More»

The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN

PRESS STATEMENT SECRETARY OF STATE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 America has long been a friend to ASEAN countries. At the ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ meeting recently, I reaffirmed U.S. support for ASEAN’s role at the heart of the Indo-Pacific. The ASEAN Outlook for the Indo-Pacific and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy share a respect for ... Read More»

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to educate and provide skills training to the people of Southeast Asia.  YSEALI is open to young people from all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, ... Read More»

The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan Yusof.  Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed U.S. support for Southeast Asian coastal states upholding their sovereign rights and interests under international law and stressed U.S. ... Read More»

Resumption of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (June 15, 2020) Location: Brunei Event: Resumption of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan has resumed routine passport and citizenship services effective June 15.  U.S. citizens can once again obtain Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and full-validity passports by applying ... Read More»

[Fact Sheet] U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

For Immediate Release March 31, 2020 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. government has provided approximately $18.3 million in ... Read More»

Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Review your ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts American Bluegrass Band as Arts Envoys

From November 18 to 20, 2019, U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan hosted American bluegrass band the Henhouse Prowlers as Arts Envoys to Brunei. The Henhouse Prowlers are a quartet from Chicago that has performed on behalf of the U.S. Department of State since 2013 as “bluegrass ambassadors” to share the universal language and common love of music. They have ... Read More»

Book Donation and Frisbee Demonstration at Local Primary School

On October 28, 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J. Matthews visited Dato Mohammad Yassin Primary School in Mentiri to donate children’s books and English teaching resources to the school library. Ambassador Matthews was welcomed by Deputy Principals Mohammad Razaliegh and Hjh Rozita Hj Md Daud, along with 150 students and teachers from Preschool ... Read More»

Winners Announced at the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Advancing Gender Equality

October 11, 2019 – The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) “Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality” announced five winners who will receive funding for their transnational project proposals to improve their communities and the wider region. The central goal of the workshop was to create a network of emerging leaders working together across national borders to promote the advancement of women ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches YSEALI Regional Workshop on Advancing Gender Equality

October 8, 2019 – The U.S Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality, held from 7-11 October, 2019 with implementing partner Wedu , an organization specializing in women’s leadership development and mentorship. Bringing together 50 emerging leaders from all the eleven YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, ... Read More»

Royal Brunei Police Force Official Selected for the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Mr. Haji Mohammad Termizi bin Dr. Haji Awg Mohammad Yusop, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Head of International Affairs, INTERPOL & ASEANAPOL at the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces 2019 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bandar Seri Begawan is pleased to announce that the 2019 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholars Program recipient is Dr. Mohd Hilmy Baihaqy bin Haji Yussof. As part of the program, Dr. Hilmy will spend four months furthering his research on the role of Islamic Education at Temple University ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches American Shelf at Universiti Teknologi Brunei

August 19, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Matthew J. Matthews, launched the American Shelf at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Library with Acting Vice-Chancellor Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md Taib. Ambassador Matthews gave remarks at the event. “The goal of the American Shelf is to provide information and resources about the United States, ... Read More»

Celebrating the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America

July 3, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J. Matthews hosted a celebration of the 243rd Independence Day of the United States with the theme of “People-to-People Connections,” illuminating the professional, educational, and cultural ties between Bruneians and Americans. The Independence Day reception was attended by Guest of Honor Dato Seri Setia Awang ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA , hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation for students in Brunei Darussalam who will study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students from Brunei will be attending a wide range of institutions in the United States, from Ivy League universities to community colleges, learning ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force to Conduct Exercise Resilient Typhoon in Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau

ASAN, Guam (April 18, 2019) – The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to conduct anexercise with Airmen and aircraft operating from Guam, Tinian, Saipan, TheFederated States of Micronesia (Yap) and Palau from April 22-26.The exercise, called Resilient Typhoon, involves fighter and mobilityaircraft gathering at and then dispersing from Andersen Air Force Base,Guam, to airfields across ... Read More»

Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Location: Brunei, countrywide Event: The Government of Brunei Darussalam will commence full implementation of the Syariah Penal Code (SPC) on April 3, 2019. The full SPC introduces new judicial procedures and punishments, including, for certain offenses and under certain evidentiary circumstances, amputation of hands or feet and death by stoning. The SPC applies regardless of ... Read More»

Two Bruneians Selected as 2019 IVLP Participants

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participants for the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Mr. Christopher Ng Ming Yew, Deputy Senior Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and Ms. Dk. Kemariah binti Pg. Haji Duraman, Owner of Kunyit7 Lodge ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts the 6th U.S. Higher Education Fair

On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the sixth U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The event was launched by U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan Chargé d’Affaires, Scott Woodard, with Guest of Honor Ministry of Education Director General of ... Read More»

American Screenwriter Visits Brunei As Part of U.S. Arts Envoy Program

American screenwriter  Mark Shepherd  visited Brunei Darussalam as a U.S. Arts Envoy sponsored by the Department of State. During his visit, Mark Shepherd led cinema production workshops and other activities as part of the  Brunei Film Blitz 2018  organized by Origin Artistic Management. Mark Shepherd is a successful screenwriter for television and film with extensive industry experience. He serves as Associate ... Read More»

Ministry of Defense Official Selected for the 2018 IVLP

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Ms. Mazveen Kaur Saggu, Executive Officer at the Ministry of Defense, will visit the United States from September 24 to October ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy to host Let’s Go America 2018!

Discover your post-graduate education (master’s and doctoral degree) goals and meet with U.S. university admission representatives at the upcoming ‘Let’s Go America!’ event. The event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan. You will also be able to learn ... Read More»

Opportunity to Organize YSEALI Regional Workshop

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan is announcing an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a three-day 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality, pending the availability of funds. Under the theme of Civic Engagement, this workshop will include both men and women seeking to identify ... Read More»

2018 Fulbright Foreign Student Program Awardee

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bandar Seri Begawan is pleased to announce that the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipient is Awangku Muhammad Aizat Pengiran Yasmin. Ak. Aizat will begin a two-year graduate study program at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in Illinois in August. Chargé d’Affaires Scott E. Woodard, recently ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 242nd Independence Day

U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Craig Allen hosted a celebration of the 242nd Independence Day of the United States on July 3 at the Royal Berkshire Hall at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong. Highlighting creativity and progress, the Ambassador’s remarks focused on the theme of “American Innovation” from the Declaration of Independence ... Read More»

“Celebrating Alumni Stories” Commemorative Book and Video

“Celebrating Alumni Stories” is a commemorative book containing the personal testimonials of over 70 U.S. exchange program alumni from Brunei Darussalam. To download the “Celebrating Alumni Stories” commemorative book, click  here  [21MB]. You can also watch our “Celebrating Alumni Stories” video which features one-on-one interviews of a few of those same alumni below: Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Alumni Reception

On Friday, May 11, the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen, hosted an alumni event at his residence attended by more than 80 alumni of U.S. government exchange programs from Brunei Darussalam. The event brought together alumni from various exchange programs, including the Fulbright Program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Southeast Asian ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2018 U.S. Higher Education Fair

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fifth U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.  The U.S. Higher Education Fair included representatives from U.S. universities and colleges with diverse educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.  U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Higher Education Fair 2018

Come and meet  with twenty U.S. university and college admissions representatives at the 5th U.S. Higher Education Fair on Tuesday, March 6 from 2:00pm – 6:30pm.  Participating U.S. universities and colleges include: University of California, Irvine Illinois Institute of Technology California State University, Long Beach California State University, Dominguez Hills Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Let’s Go America! Community College Fair

On September 30, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fourth Let’s Go America! showcase which featured the first U.S. Community College Fair, held in the Mutiara Ballroom of the Radisson Hotel. This year’s Let’s Go America! showcase included representatives from seven U.S. community colleges which offer accessible and affordable ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Alumni Conference and Networking Reception

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan organized an Alumni Conference and Networking Reception at the Radisson Hotel, as part of its annual ‘Let’s Go America!’ event. Now in its fourth year, ‘Let’s Go America!’ is an annual public diplomacy initiative organized by the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. Speaker Program and Workshop on Responsible Journalism

The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan hosted a speaker program and workshop on September 13 and 14, 2017, for local media and media students on Responsible Journalism with U.S. speaker, Dr. Deni Elliot.  The two-day workshop was held at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the Radisson Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan. Dr. Elliot is ... Read More»

EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

On May 19, the U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA, hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for students in Brunei Darussalam who plan to study in the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year. The orientation was held at Collective Art Events in Gadong. The PDO assisted students in preparing for their move from Brunei to the ... Read More»

U.S Embassy Hosts YSEALI GenerationGR3EN Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan recently organized the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation GR3EN Workshop which was held February 25 to February 28, 2017. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and funded through a Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam to AGREA for administration of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2017 U.S. Higher Education Fair

On February 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fourth major U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The U.S. Higher Education Fair also took place the following day on February 9 at Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali (SMSA) in Kuala Belait. ... Read More»

Year’s End Holiday Message by U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig B. Allen

Season’s Greetings from the U.S. Embassy! As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on U.S.-Brunei relations over the past year.  We thank the His Majesty the Sultan, the Government of Brunei Darussalam and all Bruneians for friendship, warm hospitality and commitment to advancing peace and cooperation.  This ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts ‘Let’s Go America!’ Showcase

October 28, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan held its third annual public diplomacy event, “Let’s Go America!” on October 28-30 at the Times Square Shopping Center in Jalan Berakas. The three-day event showcased higher education opportunities, travel information, cultural exhibitions, and information on doing business in the United States.  Let’s Go America! featured ... Read More»

U.S. Speaker Program Engages with Bruneians on Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, in collaboration with Darussalam Enterprise (DARE), is hosting a two-day program with Ms. Zeena Altalib, founder and director of http://www.primomoda.com/ .  Zeena is a seasoned fashion and merchandising expert who has over 10 years of experience in retailing operations, fashion design, product sourcing, and supply ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 240th Independence Day of the United States of America

September 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Craig Allen hosted an event to celebrate the 240th Independence Day of the United States with the theme of “Celebrating America: The Birthplace of Jazz.” The event was held in the Indera Samudra Hall at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong. The Independence Day ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Interactive Session with Career Teachers

September 8, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising office, EducationUSA, hosted their annual EducationUSA Interactive Session for career teachers and school counselors. The event was held at Mutiara Hall in the Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, and provided updates on trends in Higher Education in the United States, as well as key info on ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Selects Ministry of Defense Official as IVLP Participant for 2016

August 16, 2016 – The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2016 International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Commander Sonny Iskandar Rasani, Commanding Officer of KDB Darussalam in the Royal Brunei Navy, will visit the ... Read More»

Message from U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen In Conjunction with His Majesty’s 70th Birthday Celebration

July 15, 2016 – “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my great honor to offer best wishes and congratulations to His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, on the occasion of His Majesty’s seventieth birthday. As the United States Ambassador to ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

June 3, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA, hosted a pre-departure orientation for students in Brunei Darussalam who will attend universities in the United States this August. The event was held at The Collective Makerspace in Gadong. The orientation was held to prepare and advise students and parents on what to expect ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates with Brunei Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

April 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan hosted a gala networking event for alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The event took place at the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. Through its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S. Department of State runs more than ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2016 U.S. Higher Education Fair

February 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the third major U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The U.S. Higher Education Fair featured representatives from 13 U.S. universities and colleges with diverse educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate (post-graduate) ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Brunei Darussalam’s 32nd National Day

February 23, 2016 – On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my congratulations to the people of Brunei Darussalam as you celebrate your 32nd National Day this February 23rd. Our historic ties and friendship continue to strengthen.  We look forward to growing our relationship in many vital ... Read More»
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