U.S. consuls can assist U.S. citizens abroad who are temporarily destitute due to unforeseen circumstances.
U.S. citizens in Brunei who find themselves in these circumstances should contact the Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan. You may also contact the State Department’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 (during business hours) or 202-647-5225 (after hours).
Consular officers can help destitute U.S. citizens contact family, bank, or employer to arrange for transfer of funds. In some cases, these funds can be wired through the Department of State. For information on how a consular officer can help under these circumstances, please review U.S. Department of State’s Emergency Financial Assistance for U.S. Citizens Abroad webpage.