Are you going to be traveling to the US from Brunei this year? If that’s the case you’ll be in need of an ESTA! 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 dealing with lots of red tape and 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 something for you. The country is full to the brim with tourist attractions of all types and as the following guide will explain, with the easy-to-obtain ESTA for Brunei citizens, you’ll be on your way before you know it!
The Nation of Brunei or Brunei Darussalam participates in what is called the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which consists of 38 member countries who are part of this scheme 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, quick and easy process, designed to make travel to the US simpler and faster.
The US visa for Brunei nationals permits visitors entry to the USA for a maximum of 90 days at a time 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.
The ESTA Brunei is a pre-authorization to travel to the US which permits the U.S. to pre-screen the traveler via security questions and comparing identifiable information to various databases to ensure national security.
The ESTA itself if 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.
To apply for the ESTA for the United States, Brunei citizens will need the following documentation in order to process their application:
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 personal information, travel details including passport data and finally answer some simple security questions before submitting the completed form.
All citizens of Brunei are recommended to request the ESTA for travel to America at least 72 hours in advance in order to avoid any delays and possible problems with the authorization from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, be aware that if either the Brunei machine-readable passport or the ESTA is no longer valid, the citizen will have to renew the ESTA before traveling.
Before applying simply check the ESTA requirements to enter the USA to see if you’re eligible. Then in just a few clicks and a short processing period of under 48 hours you will be all set to travel to the States hassle-free.