Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (April 15, 2020)
Event: Status of Overseas Passport Operations
The U.S Department of State has begun limiting passport operations due to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This change has affected the ability of U.S. embassies and consulates to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas. As a result, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan has suspended routine passport and citizenship services.
U.S. citizens may still apply for a limited validity emergency passport. For questions about emergency passport services, please contact us at ConsularBrunei@state.gov.
If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect delays receiving your passport or citizenship evidence documents, such as Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA). If you have not received your CRBA, an emergency passport may still be issued in the event of urgent travel.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Brunei.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Simpang 336-52-16-9, Jalan Duta
Bandar Seri Begawan BC 4115
Phone: +673-238–4616 ext. 2100
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Brunei Country Information
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