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    Dip Corps Celebrates Sultan’s Birthday

    AUG 27– Ambassador Dan Shields and other heads of diplomatic missions in Bandar Seri Begawan hosted a reception to celebrate the 68th birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

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    U.S. Embassy Hosts Iftar Event

    July 18, 2014 - The U.S. Embassy Brunei Darussalam hosted an Iftar event in conjuction with Ramadan at the Rizqun International Hotel.

  • Bruneian ASEAN REC IVLP. Embassy Image.

    1st Bruneian IVLP in ASEAN REC

    May 8, 2014 - Ak Mohd Al-Haadi Pg Abu Bakar was selected as the first Bruneian participant for the ‘ASEAN Regional Economic Cooperation’ International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

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  • Bruneian YSEALI Group. Embassy Image.

    YSEALI Group Discusses Environment

    May 14, 2014 - Three young Bruneians participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Institute on Environmental Issues hosted by the East-West Center

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News from the Embassy

  • Secretary Kerry Shares U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

    AUGUST 13, 2014 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech on "America's Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement" at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii highlighting the United States’ “ambitious agenda” of long-term engagement in Asia and the Pacific. 

  • Visa Department
    Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status

    We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information. 

  • Visa Department
    Annoucement: Visa System Technical Problems

    The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete... 

  • Kerry on Release of 2013 Religious Freedom Report

    JULY 28 - Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the department’s rollout of the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2013   »

  • East West Center
    The Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2014 – 2015 APLP Fellowship

    The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2014 – 2015 APLP Fellowship. The APLP is a signature program of the East-West Center. It involves 4.5 months of intensive work in Honolulu and a highly flexible 4.5 month practicum, giving participants a wide range of options for their second semester experience. 

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    New Hours for Routine U.S. Citizen Services

    Appointments are required for all routine U.S. citizen services such as passport service, reports of birth abroad, and notarizations of documents at the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan. 

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    New USCIS Immigrant Fee to be Implemented

    Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the U.S. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the U.S. under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. 



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