• Located in Southeastern Asia bordering South China Sea and Malaysia
  • Weather is tropical heat, humid and rainy. Natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes and flooding are rare but seasonal smoke or haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia occurs sometimes.


Marriage to a Bruneian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Bruneian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. 

To marry in Brunei, contact the Bruneian Embassy for more information.

If you want to bring your Bruneian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our eTA page.

See a sample Sponsorship Application


Bruneian Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Brunei, you must demonstrate to the Bruneian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement
  • Copy of itinerary
  • Copy of yellow fever vaccination certificate


Bruneian Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Bruneian citizen can legally take place in Brunei, Canada, or any other country as long as both parties have the necessary visas to enter this country legally. This marriage can then be recognized when applying for a permanent residence or an eTA for your Bruenian spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.


Family Members

If your Bruneian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Bruneian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Bruneian citizen.


How long is the Bruneian Marriage document valid?

The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Bruneian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Brunei Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.


List of Brunei Consulates in Canada

High Commission of Brunei in Ottawa, Canada


Calling Brunei

The country code is 673, so dial 011 – 673 – area code – six digit local number

City Code City Code
Brunei / Muara 2 Temburong 5
Kuala Belait 3 Tutong 4

For cell phones, the area code is 7.


Canadian High Commission in Brunei

5th Floor, Jalan McArthur Building
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8675

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2808
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8675, Brunei

Telephone: (+673) (2) 220 043
Fax: (+673) (2) 220 040 E-mail: hicomcda@brunet.bn or bsbgn@internationcal.gc.ca
Website: www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/brunei


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