Passport Services

Save time.  Complete and print your passport application form before coming to the Embassy.  U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan does not process U.S. passports by mail.  Any instructions on the passport forms that reference the mailing of passports or applications are directed towards applicants that are in the United States.  All applicants for U.S. passports in Bandar Seri Begawan must apply in person.

Appointment are required for all services:  There is no walk-in service for U.S. citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration.  To ensure quality service and brief wait times, please schedule a separate appointment for each person requiring a service.  Standard appointments are available at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, except on U.S. or Brunei public holidays.

Mode of payment:  This Embassy accepts major credit cards for all U.S. citizen services.  We also accept currency from Brunei, Singapore, or the United States.  In response to a local bank policy, we cannot accept USD older than the year 2000, or bills that are ripped or damaged.

Processing time:  The processing time for applications submitted and approved at this office is typically ten days to two weeks.  Applicants will have their current passports returned to them at the time of application and are expected to retain them during the processing period.  When the new passport is collected, applicants must submit their current passport to be cancelled.  The cancelled passport will then be returned with the new passport.  Applicants must be able to pick up their new passports in person or authorize a representative in writing to do so.  We do not mail passports to applicants and we are required to cancel the current passport before we may release the new passport.  Applicants are strongly advised not to make irreversible travel plans until they have their passports in hand.

If you were issued an emergency, limited-validity passport at a U.S Embassy or Consulate because you had urgent need of travel, you should apply to renew this passport for a full-validity passport as soon as possible.  Click here for further information.