If you are holder of a Bruneian passport and planning on travelling to the US in the near future for a short period of time here is what you need to know. ESTA the Electronic System for Travel Authorization permits Bruneian citizens to enter the US without applying for a visa. All you need to have is a valid passport and 10 minutes of your time to fill out the online application and our team will take care of the rest while you plan your trip.
US Visa Waiver for Citizens of Brunei
The Visa Waiver Program is a U. S. Government controlled program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), allowing passport holders of 39 selected countries to enter the United States multiple times for business or tourism purposes. The length of each stay should not surpass 90 consecutive days. The great benefit of this option is that applicants may travel freely to and around the US, on a short notice, without having to apply for an American visa. The Nation of Brunei or Brunei Darussalam is one of the 39 countries participating in this program. Brunei joined the Visa Waiver Program in 1993. However Bruneian passport holders must note that you cannot use your ESTA to participate in any business activities as well as studies while in the US. If you wish to conduct any business or enter the US for the purpose of studying you will need to apply for the US Visa.
What is a Brunei ESTA and How Does it Work?
The ESTA Brunei is a pre-authorization to travel to the US. The ESTA allows citizens of Brunei to visit the U.S. for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes without a visa for up to 90 days per visit. Once the applicant submits their personal information and answers all the security questions The United States national security team revises the information and later decides if the applicant is allowed the entrance in the US. After receiving your approved ESTA it allows you to enter the US where you will need to pass through Homeland Security. Upon your arrival you must present your passport which has been linked to your ESTA as well as the approved travel authorization, you may print it although it is no necessary. ESTA can also be used as a US transit visa. Bruneian citizens must apply online for ESTA. An ESTA is required prior to boarding the air or sea vessel to the United States, and should be applied for at least 72 hours before departure.
Applying for Brunei ESTA Visa for US
The process of applying online for your ESTA couldn’t be easier. To apply for your ESTA you will need the following:
- Valid passport from Brunei which is valid for at least six months when entering the US.
- Credit card.
- Email address.
If you have all the mentioned above you can now apply for your ESTA. When applying online you will need to enter your personal information , passport data as well as answering a few security questions, once that is done all that is left is to submit the payment and our team will take care of the rest. When applying for your ESTA you will be asked questions about your accommodation in the US, information on your criminal background, passport information, your travels plans as well as information on your employer.
Please, note that the applications should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to departure to the U.S. An approved ESTA can be revoked at any time and does not guarantee admission to the U.S. You may use your ESTA for multiple entries although one entry must not exceed 90 days of stay. Your ESTA will be valid for 2 years or until the expiry date of your passport whichever comes first, if your passport has expired unfortunately your ESTA will become invalid.
Although ESTA is meant for all citizens of Brunei, it still has some regulations, which regulates when an individual meets the criteria to be able to apply for an ESTA. However, this easy application for a travel authorization is made possible to only the VWP countries’ citizens.