Status of Overseas Passport Operations

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (April 15, 2020)

Location:  Brunei

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

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.

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