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Brunei > Financial

Brunei

How To Open A Bank Account In Brunei

Friday June 19, 2020 (10:37:38)

Whilst Brunei has a population of over 428,000 people, its actual size isn’t much bigger than a small English county. Therefore, the country isn’t big enough for sophisticated infrastructures or an economy of scale. Nonetheless, it still has plenty going for it, including unspoilt jungle, clean air, good security and a global position that’s convenient for travel.   more ...

Brunei > Moving

Brunei

How To Apply For A Visa In Brunei

Monday March 09, 2020 (16:01:14)

Some passport holders may enter Brunei for a period of up to 90 days without a visa. This will depend on your nationality. For example, entry to and transit through Brunei is refused to Israeli citizens. If you intend to stay for longer than 90 days and/or are visiting for purposes other than tourism, you will need to obtain the necessary visa from your embassy, consular or diplomatic mission before you travel. Before exiting the airport, you must make sure that you have been given your entry stamp, as there are strict penalties for those who overstay their visas. Penalties include fines, imprisonment, and even whipping or caning.

Your passport should have a minimum validity of at least six months from the date you enter Brunei. Brunei does not recognise dual nationality, and you can even be arrested for attempting to enter the country while in possession of two passports of different nationalities. Many official government websites strongly advise those travelling to Brunei to familiarise themselves with local laws and customs. There may be serious penalties and/or severe punishments for doing something that might not be considered illegal in your home country.

Since 2014, Brunei has been implementing the introduction of a Sharia Penal Code, running in parallel with the Common Law, the final phase of which was introduced in April 2019. The majority of laws under Common Law and the Sharia Penal Code apply to all people in Brunei, regardless of nationality or religion. Adultery, or indeed close proximity between unmarried men and women, is illegal if one party is a Muslim. Homosexual activity is illegal. It is considered a great offence to openly criticise Islam or members of the Royal Family. Drug offences often carry the death penalty.   more ...

Brunei > Working

Brunei

How To Find A Job In Brunei

Monday January 27, 2020 (18:20:13)

Brunei is an appealing prospect for many expats: located in SE Asia, this small nation is one of the wealthiest countries in the world with a high standard of living and some commensurately high salaries, too. You will find a range of jobs available, from education to banking, tourism and the oil and gas sector. Skilled professionals are in demand: finding casual work could be a problem although there are lower paid openings in the hospitality industry, but we will look at some of your best options below.   more ...

Brunei > Moving

Brunei

What Visa Options Are Available In Brunei?

Thursday August 08, 2019 (10:34:56)

When moving to Brunei as an expat, it is vital that you arrive and remain in the country legally. This guide will explain how you can do just that.


Visiting Visa For Tourists

If you want to visit Brunei for a limited time as a tourist, you may be able to do so without obtaining a visa. The amount of time you can stay before a visa is required will differ according to your nationality. You will need to check the website for the Brunei Embassy located in your country, or your own country’s online guidance. For many nationalities, a maximum limit of 90 days is applied.   more ...

Brunei > Education

Brunei

An Expat Guide To International Schools in Brunei

Friday July 28, 2017 (15:06:56)

Brunei Darussalam is a tiny country situated in the Southeastern part of Asia. It is home to a small population of around 400,000 residents, of whom nearly 40% are expats. The nation has been divided into two separate sections and is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak.   more ...

Brunei > Health

Brunei

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Brunei

Friday June 09, 2017 (12:55:06)
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Some of the main concerns expats have when moving to a new country are related to healthcare and disease control. So, what can you do to ensure you get the best in healthcare when you are living in a completely different environment than what you are used to?   more ...

Brunei > Living

Brunei

The Top Ten Things To Do In Brunei As An Expat

Thursday May 04, 2017 (14:10:51)
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Brunei is a tropical country with one of the highest standards of living in the world. It’s a small country, with a population of 400,000 residents, and it has a robust economy on account of its booming oil and gas industries. Nearly 40 percent of Brunei’s population consists of expats, who come here mainly on account of the tax-free income and attractive employment packages. Expats from North America and Western Europe will find that the cost of living in Brunei is comparatively low.   more ...

Brunei > Education

Brunei

Interview With Barnaby Sandow, Principal, Jerudong International School, Brunei

Thursday November 12, 2015 (16:42:33)
Barnaby Sandow
Barnaby, you're the Principal at Jerudong International School in Brunei. Tell us a little about your role – what does your day-to-day work involve?

I start each day on the front gate greeting each child that comes into school. I think it is important that a student looks you in the eye to say "Good morning!" and is in the right frame of mind to embrace a the day ahead with all it has to offer.   more ...

Brunei > Education

Brunei

Barnaby Sandow, Principal, Jerudong International School, Brunei

Tuesday October 27, 2015 (16:33:08)
Barnaby Sandow
Barnaby, you're the Principal at Jerudong International School in Brunei. Tell us a little about your role – what does your day-to-day work involve?

I start each day on the front gate greeting each child that comes into school. I think it is important that a student looks you in the eye to say "Good morning!" and is in the right frame of mind to embrace a the day ahead with all it has to offer.   more ...



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