Bruneian passport

Bruneian passport
The front cover of a contemporary Bruneian biometric passport.
Date first issued 5 May 2008 (biometric version)
Issued by  Brunei
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Bruneian citizenship
Expiration 5 years

Bruneian passports are issued to citizens of Brunei for the purpose of international travel.

Brunei is the only country whose citizens may travel without a visa to China, Russia, the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and the United States, which are the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.


The data page/information page is printed in Malay and English.


The Bruneian Passport is valid for a period of 5 years. To travel overseas, a passport must be valid for at least six months.

Biometric Passport

Since 2008, all Brunei passports contain biometric features. The biometric passport contains a chip which stores facial and fingerprint image.[1]

Visa requirements

In 2018, Bruneian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 153 countries and territories, ranking the Bruneian passport 22nd in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.[2]

See also


  1. The Brunei Times, , accessed 2 Dec 2015.
  2. "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2018" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
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