Documentary services guide for Brunei

Documents available at the British High Commission in Brunei.



Services we provide in Brunei

What to bring to your appointment

Prepare a document in English

Issue an Emergency Travel Document

British citizenship oath and ceremony


The British High Commission can provide a limited range of document services for British nationals in Brunei.

For legal reasons, we cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. You should contact a local notary public. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Brunei.

You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Please use the links after each service to make an appointment. Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Brunei, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Brunei

Consular staff in Brunei can:

  • prepare a document in English
  • issue an Emergency Travel Document
  • conduct a British citizen oath and ceremony

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British High Commission in Brunei.

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees.


We accept payment by cash only on the day of the appointment. Credit cards or cheques are not accepted.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for document services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address. We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity. We accept utility bills, bank statements or lease agreement as proof of your address.

Prepare a document in English

This service is for customers who require a signed and stamped version of one of our standard letters. In a limited number of cases consular staff can write a statement of fact to help British nationals with various local authorities.This may include a letter confirming residency status in Brunei, or a letter authenticating British passports.

The wording must be cleared with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, which means these documents will take longer to prepare. We can only provide this service if we have proof that the wording/content you require is correct and unambiguous. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the Consular Section before making an appointment.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Proof of identity of British citizen - (passport)
  • Proof of address - (lease agreement or utility bills)
  • The correct fee - see the list of fees. Payment can be made in cash only. Fees may be subject to change.

Book an appointment for preparing documents in English with the Consular section.

Issuing an Emergency Travel Document

An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for a visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.

Book an appointment for an Emergency Travel Document with the Consular section.

If you are travelling within 48 hours, please call us at (+673) (2) 222231 and select Option 2 for Consular Services.

British citizenship oath and ceremony

If you’re registering to become a British citizen but live in Brunei and you can’t be in the UK, your citizenship ceremony will take place at the British High Commission in Brunei.

Find out more about becoming a British citizen.

Book an appointment for a British citizenship oath and ceremony with the Consular section.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Proof of identity
  • The correct fee - see the list of fees. Payment can be made in cash only. Fees may be subject to change.

During the ceremony

You’ll have to make an oath of allegiance (or you can make an affirmation if you prefer not to swear by God) and a pledge. This means you’ll promise to respect the rights, freedoms and laws of the UK.

Citizenship certificate

You’ll be presented with your certificate of British citizenship and a welcome pack.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.


This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the high commission by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British High Commission will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the high commission will be accepted.

Published 18 March 2015
Last updated 1 April 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated Emergency Travel Document appointment booking link
  2. Updated the British citizenship oath and ceremony appointment booking link
  3. First published.