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ESTA for Bruneian Citizens

Are you going to be traveling to the US from Brunei this year? If that is the case you will need to obtain an ESTA visa waiver before your departure. The ESTA is the name given to the electronic system for travel authorizations to America.

Essentially, this system is designed to permit all eligible travelers to enter the US without the hassle of having to apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate or attend a security interview.

When visiting the US with a Brunei passport, whether you’re island hopping or taking a trip to Tinseltown, you’re bound to find a destination to your liking.

The US is full to the brim with tourist attractions of all types and points of cultural interest. As this comprehensive guide will explain, the ESTA for Bruneian citizens is quick and easy to obtain.

US Visa Waiver for Citizens of Brunei

The Nation of Brunei or Brunei Darussalam participates in what is called the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which consists of 39 member countries that have made an agreement for visa-free travel to the USA.

This means that people from Brunei can apply for the USA ESTA from Brunei online before entering the US. It is a short and straightforward process, designed to make travel to the US simpler and faster.

The US visa waiver for Brunei nationals permits visitors entry to the USA for a maximum of 90 days per trip for sightseeing or business meetings, seminars, trade fairs or conferences in America.

However, whilst the ESTA covers many types of visit, be aware that any work-related travel must be unremunerated and that the ESTA is not valid for studying or working in the US.

What is a Brunei ESTA and How Does it Work?

The ESTA Brunei is a pre-authorization to travel to the US which permits American authorities to pre-screen the traveler via security questions and comparing identifiable information to various databases to ensure national security.

The ESTA for Bruneian citizens application is processed online and, once approved, is linked directly with your e-passport (you can also print out your ESTA number and confirmation, however, this is not essential).

The approved ESTA will give you permission to board your flight to a US port of entry and pass through Homeland Security on Arrival. Without a valid ESTA you may not be permitted to fly so you must ensure it is fully approved before you embark.

This visa waiver can also be used instead of a USA transit visa. As it is valid for multiple entries and short term stays, it replaces the necessity of holding a full visa for transportation and greatly simplifies the process of passing through the US on a journey.

Applying for the US ESTA Visa Waiver from Brunei

To apply for the ESTA for the United States, Bruneian citizens will need the following documentation in order to process their application:

  • Valid e-passport from Brunei (with at least 6 months validity left)
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Email address

The ESTA application for Brunei citizens is an easy and straightforward process. Nationals of Brunei, like those from the other VWP countries, simply need to fill out an online form with their personal information, travel details, passport data and answer some simple security questions in order to submit an ESTA request.

ESTA for Bruneian Citizens Required Information

  • Personal information
  • Passport information
  • Work information
  • Criminal background
  • Travel plans in the USA
  • Accommodation Information
  • Contact address

All citizens of Brunei are recommended to request the ESTA for travel to America at least 72 hours in advance in order to allow for possible delays in processing from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The ESTA for Bruneian nationals has a 2-year validity once it is approved. The visa waiver will remain electronically linked to the passport used, so in the event that the Bruneian passport expires during this time, the ESTA will no longer be valid.

The citizen will then need to renew the ESTA online, using the details of their new Bruneian passport in the visa waiver application form before traveling to the USA.

Before applying, check the ESTA requirements to enter the USA to see whether you are eligible. Then, completing your ESTA registration will just take a few clicks and a short processing period of under 48 hours.

Once approved, your Bruneian ESTA for the USA will be sent to your email address for your records.

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