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Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
Available. Birth certificates may be obtained under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Enactment (Chapter 79) of 1923 and the Births and Deaths (Registration) Rules, 1957. Birth Certificates (certified extracts from a Register of Births and Deaths) are available by applying to the Registrar of Births and Deaths (State Medical Officer, Brunei), Bandar Seri Begawan, or to the Superintendent of Births and Deaths for the registration area in which the birth or death was registered. Records are available from 1948 and in the case of British subjects from 1926.
Available. Death certificates may be obtained under the Registration of Birth and Deaths Enactment (Chapter 79) of 1923 and the Births and Deaths (Registration) Rules, 1957. Death Certificates (certified extracts from a Register of Births and Deaths) are available by applying to the Registrar of Births and Deaths (State Medical Officer, Brunei), Bandar Seri Begawan, or to the Superintendent of Births and Deaths for the registration area in which the birth or death was registered. Records are available from 1948 and in the case of British subjects from 1926.
Available. Obtained by application to the Registrar of Marriages (Attorney General), Attorney General's Chambers, Bandar Seri Begawan, or to the Registrar of Marriages for the area in which the marriage was solemnized and/or registered. The pertinent legislation is as follows:
Certificates are issued under the following Ordinance: The Registration of Marriage Rules (No. 45) of l961.
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Brunei.
As Brunei is a Muslim State, there is no civil divorce legislation for non-Muslims, who are therefore unable to obtain a divorce in Brunei. Muslims may obtain divorces in Brunei under Muslim law at the Kadzi Court in each of Brunei's four Districts (Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong). These would be registered at the Muslim Shariah Court in each District.
Available. A certified copy of an entry in a register of adoptions may be obtained under the Registration of Adoptions Enactment (No. 10) of 1961 and the Registration of Adoptions Rules (No. 546) of l961 on application to the Registrar of Adoptions (State Medical Officer), Bandar Seri Begawan. Records are available from l961.
Police certificates can be obtained in Brunei within approximately two weeks. When requesting a police clearance certificate, an applicant must submit the following:
The above items should be sent to:
Royal Brunei Police Force
Bandar Seri Begawan
Attn: Awg Mohammad Abdullah - Translator
If the applicant lives outside of Brunei, a request for a police certificate, along with the required passport and identity card photocopies, may be sent to the Embassy by courier service.
Brunei criminal records are permanently stored in the police computer archives. The records are indexed by family name and identity card numbers.
Unavailable to private individuals. If a police check develops evidence of the existence of a prison record, or if an applicant volunteers such information, then the Embassy can obtain relevant particulars by official application to the Commissioner of Prisons. The name of the applicant, prison number, and name of the prison where sentence was served are necessary information.
Brunei has had its own Armed Forces (for which only Brunei citizens of the Malay race are eligible) since 1962. Military records are "privileged documents" which, it is believed, cannot be obtained by residents or former residents of Brunei on personal application. Such information would not, as a matter of routine, be supplied to the Embassy by Brunei military authorities. In special circumstances, however, consideration would be given to applications submitted by the Embassy for such records, each case being decided on its merits.
NIVs for all of Brunei. IV applications for nationals of Brunei are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.