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China Visa Policy for Brunei Passport

According to related laws and regulations, Brunei, Singaporean and Japanese (officially called Negara Brunei Darussalam) ordinary passport holders may enjoy visa-free entry to mainland China for no longer than 15 days if travel for tour, business, visiting family or friends or transit. You need to apply for a China Visa if want to overstay after entry or visit for purposes like study, employment, residence, official activities or journalism. Similarly, Brunei citizens are eligible for certain period visa-free trip to Hong Kong and Macau.

Check detailed guide below to see whether you should obtain a visa for mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau, and how to get one if needed.

Travel to Mainland China Without Visa - 15 Day China Visa Free

Brunei citizens can get China Visa Exemption as long as you meet all the below requirements:

● Hold ordinary passport of Brunei;

● Travel to mainland China for tourism, business, visiting family (relatives) or friends, or transit;

● Stay a short period of no more than 15 days;

● Carry round-trip tickets back to Brunei or tickets departing from China to other country within 15 days.

Get all the above mentioned documents prepare before setting out. It’s free to enter China via any border ports opened to foreign visitors in China. And, upon arrival, you will apply for an “Temporary Entry Permit” issued by border immigration authority, without paying any fees.

Important Notice: Brunei citizens holding APEC Business Travel Card can enter mainland China without visa, because the travel is used as a multiple-entry China Business Visa for 3 years. Be aware that, the holders are only allowed to stay in mainland China visa free up to 2 months each entry.

Travel Ideas: Currently, you can take non-stop flights from Brunei to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming, Changsha, Nanning in mainland China, and then transfer to Beijing, Xian, Guilin and other major destinations.

Brunei Passport to China Visa Free

Brunei Ordinary Passport

Brunei Passport to China Visa Free

APEC Business Card Issued in Brunei

Apply China Visa to Chinese Embassy in Brunei

Except the above mentined visa-free situations, others have to get a visa for China. It’s strongly suggested to apply China Visa one month in advance before your trip. The visa begins to be valid once issued, unless otherwise specified.

Where to Apply

Brunei citizens and foreigners residing in Brunei can apply China Visa directly to Chinese Embassy in Brunei.

Applicants can visit the embassy in person, or entrust other people, a travel agent to submit. The embassy may require interview or applicants’ show up to sign if needed.


① Postal/mail-in application will NOT be accepted.

② Walking-in submission is fine during visa office hours, no pre-arrival appointment is required. Please arrival before 10:30am.

What Documents to Prepare

Basic Documents: passport & copies, China Visa Application Form(download digital form from embassy official website), photos, visa fees.

Supporting Documents: Invitation Letter, flight tickets, hotel booking, travel itinerary, etc.

Useful Links: China Visa Application Required Documents

How Long Does it Take?

China Visa process time is based on which kind of visa services you choose and sometimes is determined by your own situations.

Regular Application: usually can be picked up on the 4th working day;

Express Service: (must be approved first) typically can be collected on the 2nd or 3rd working day;

Rush Service: (submit before 10:00am if get approved) can be picked up on the same day.

Apply China Visa in Brunei

Sample of China Visa (Old Version)

Apply China Visa in Brunei

Required Documents for China Visa Application

How Much is A China Visa in Brunei?

China Visa is charged by local Brunei currency (BND) and is differently by nationality and services used. Master Card and Visa Credit Card are accepted payment, cash and personal check is not applicable.

Please check the Regular China Visa Application Fee schedules.

Number of EntryBrunei CitizensUS CitizensArgentine Citizens Third Country Citizens
Single Entry BND 20 BND 200 BND 210 BND 55
Double Entries BND 30 BND 80
Multiple Entries (6 Months) BND 40 BND 110
Multiple Entries (12 Months & Above) BND 60 BND 165


Note: For using Express Service, you will pay additional BND 40, and BND 55 for Rush Service.

Visa-Free Entry to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is treated as a third region from mainland China. Thus, Hong Kong own its separate immigration policy and a China Visa does NOT applies to travel to Hong Kong.

As regulate by Hong Kong authority, Brunei passport holders are permitted to visit Hong Kong visa free for 90 days. Just bring individual valid original passport, you may get visa-free entry simply and conveniently after landing at Hong Kong International Airport. Top Things to Do in Hong Kong >>

Most Popular Hong Kong Tours:

☞ 1 Day Hong Kong Culture Tour with Victoria Harbor

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Brunei Passport to Hong Kong Visa Free

Hong Kong Disneyland

Fly from Brunei to Hong Kong

There is one pair of daily direct flights running between Brunei International Airport (Brunei) to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.

Flight RouteAirline NumberDeparture TimeArrival Time DurationFrequency
Brunei → Hong Kong BI635 10:30 am 13:35 pm 3 hours 5 minutes daily
Hong Kong → Brunei BI636 14:55 18:00 3 hours 5 minutes daily

Apply Hong Kong Visa to Chinese Embassy in Brunei

Citizens not listed in the visa-free list of Hong Kong should obtain a valid visa/entry permit to visit Hong Kong. Brunei passport holders, if visit Hong Kong for work, conducting business, ect., must apply for a Visa for Hong Kong before departure, like other foreigners not listed visa exemption countries.

Where to Submit: all applicants should make submission straightforward to Hong Kong Immigration Department through Chinese Embassy in Brunei.

Documents Needed: passport & photocopy, Hong Kong Visa Application Form (download from Embassy website, complete and print it out, sign), 2 photos, Invitation Letter, etc.

Processing Time: the application will be transferred to Hong Kong Immigration Department in Hong Kong. So the application needs about 4 weeks or longer.

For more details about Hong Kong SAR Visa, please visit Hong Kong Visa Application Guide

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- Hong Kong Transportation | - Hong Kong Weather & Seasons

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Similar to requirements for Hong Kong Visa, Brunei citizens can get visa waiver for Macau. If you do need to apply for Macau Visa, go to our Macau Visa Policy for further instructions.

China Discovery is a professional and experienced travel companion who offers high-value and worry-free tours for you. We not only design ideal itinerary covering sightseeing, dining, transfer and hotel, but also can provide any visa-related support & help you need to travel to China. With a Chinese Visa, you can freely travel to many cities in mainland China, among all, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong are often used as gate way cities, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu are also excellent destinations to discovery different regional culture, history and local customs in China.

You may choose from our most popular China tours, or just contact us, tell your interests and travel plans, we could customize a perfect China tour as you like.

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