Country Guide: Brunei Darussalam

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Updated: November 18, 2015

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Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required 

  • Copy of Passport
  • Residence Visa
  • Detailed inventory
  • Letter of Employment
  • Original Bill of Lading Air (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Diplomatic Franchise (Diplomats)


Specific Information

  • All shipments are subject to the payment of Customs duties.
  • The shipper must be present for Customs clearance.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Title / Registration
  • OBL


Specific Information

  • Automobiles, motorcycles, lorries, omnibuses, (including mini buses, tractors and trailers require the approval of the Controller of Customs prior to import.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Import License


Specific Information 

  • All pets are subject to quarantine. The length of time varies and depends on the country from which the animal is imported.
  • The Import License must be obtained prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • The following items require the permission of the Controller of Customs:
    • Live plants or plant materials
    • Persian glue
    • Rice paddy and products thereof
    • Sugar and salt
    • Converted timber
    • Alcohol
    • Radioactive materials
    • Cigarettes (200) and loose tobacco (250 g)
  • The following items are dutiable:
    • Coffee, roasted, non-roasted and instant
    • Tea
    • Grease
    • Carpet and other textile floor coverings
    • Wood and wood products
    • Electrical items
    • Musical instruments
    • Jewelry, including imitation jewelry
    • Cosmetics, perfumes, shampoo, etc.
    • New items

Prohibited Items

  • Arms and ammunition
  • Illegal drugs
  • Pigs imported from Thailand
  • SALK polio vaccines
  • Gambling devices
  • JAVA sparrows
  • Firecrackers
  • Cigarettes without health warning imprinted on the package
  • Vaccines of Chinese Taipei origin

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.


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IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.