You may renew your passport in person using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport meets all of the following requirements:
- Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear’);
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older;
- Was issued within the last 15 years; and
- Was issued in your current name.
All first-time passport applicants and applicants under age 16 must apply in person using Form DS-11.
How to Apply
1. Fill out Form DS-82
- Form DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals
52-page passport books will be issued at no additional cost to all passport applicants applying from outside the United States.
2. Schedule an Online Appointment
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 10a.m. on Wednesdays, except on U.S. or Bruneian holidays.
Please click here to schedule an appointment.
3. Social Security Numbers
You must provide your Social Security number, if you have been issued one, on your application for a U.S. passport.
If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”
Your passport application may be delayed or denied if you do not provide a Social Security number or a statement declaring that a Social Security number has not been issued to you. If you are in Brunei you should contact the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Manila about obtaining a new or replacement Social Security number and card.
If you fail to provide the information, you will also be subject to a $500 penalty enforced by the IRS pursuant to Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6039E). All questions on this matter should be directed to the nearest IRS office.
4. Photocopies / Copies of Original Documents
- You must bring a clear photocopy of the passport applicant’s bio page, including the signature page. For each applicant under the age of 16, you need to bring photocopies of both parents’ passports.
- You must also bring photocopies of any original documents required to be submitted with the passport application, i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, divorce decree, adoption decree.
- It is important that the photocopies be clear and match the original documents you are presenting for inspection. If the copy does not match the original, it will not be accepted and we may charge you US$1.00 for each new copy we must make.
- If you do not bring your own copies, we can make copies for you. However, please note that we charge US$1.00 per copy.
U.S. passport photo requirements are different to Brunei photo requirements. Submitting a passport photography which does not meet the U.S. requirements will delay your application.
To avoid this, see the tips below:
- Color photograph only;
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance;
- If you wear glasses, remove them for the photo*;
- Printed on matte or gloss photo quality paper;
- 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size;
- Sized so that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. Eye height is between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm – 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo;
- Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background;
- Full-face view directly facing the camera;
- A neutral facial expression and with both eyes open;
- Normal street attire, without a hat, head covering (unless worn daily for religious purpose)
- No distracting shadows on the face or background.
* If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to submit a signed statement with your application from a medical professional or health practitioner (such as a surgeon.or ophthalmologist).
Review here for examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.
The application fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
- Adult Passport Book (Renewals) – $110
Please note: There is no expedited service outside the United States. Please disregard any references to expedite fees on the application form as this is not relevant for applicants applying outside of the United States.
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 U.S. dollar older than the year 2000, or bills that are ripped or damaged.