Brief About Brunei:
Brunei is a oil-rich country which is located in the north coast island of Borneo in southeast Asia. It is also called Sultanate of Brunei. It’s population under half million now.
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan.
Area: 5,765km², water: 500km², land: 5,270km².
Currency: Bruneian Dollar (BND).
Brunei is a small southeast Asian peaceful country where almost 100 percent of population are Muslims. You can call this country as Asian rich country.
Brunei could be a great place for job seeker like you; if you’re looking for a job in any specified role. Having at least one year abroad working experience would help you to find a job in this southeast Asian country.
If you’re serious to work in Brunei then you should first look for a job opportunity, get offer of employment, get work permit from employer and get visa to be eligible to work in Brunei.
In this article, I would like to share you about finding a job, offer of employment, work permit approval & Brunei work visa procedure so your way to understand things will be easy. So read this post till the end and don’t miss any steps…
Finding a job in Brunei:
If you’re interested to find a job opportunity to build your career in Brunei; you need to be hired by a Bruneian employer. The first procedure starts from finding a job for specified position.
There are many classified and job search site around the web where you can look for a job opportunity. But I suggest only one of them which is Bruneida.com.
Bruneida is one of the top classified website in Brunei; which is the great place to find a job you’re looking for. To find a job via this website, you need to search ‘Bruneida’ on Google. It will be on the first page of Google or Bing (first ranked classified site) and you need to click on ‘Brunei Jobs’ to be appeared on the right page to search for a job in Brunei.
You got Brunei jobs and now you need to choose the right category as your choice; I’ve chosen one as example to show you on below image.
Sales & marketing is the best category for me but I’d tell you to choose the correct one for you. Once you get one, click on the specified job position that Bruneian employer are recruiting for their company. The minimum salary for Sales & Marketing is BND 800 (Bruneian Dollar) which is about BDT 48000 (Bangladeshi Taka). You can simply check the exchange rate searching on Google; 1 BND to USD or BDT. There are no maximum.
Once you’ve found a right job for you; now its time to apply right way for better response. Before applying for a specified job, you must read job description, qualification & experience requirements etc.
Once you think you’re perfect for that job, click to ‘Apply Job’ and then filled in the form correctly as shown on image below.
Once you’ve finished, send your cv clicking on the ‘Send’ tab. Now your employer will review and let you know their opinion first. Then contact you for an interview via Skype or over phone call.
Once your interview successfully done; s/he will ask for documents as follows:
1. Passport & Photograph,
2. Medical report,
3. Educational certificate; &
4. Experience Letter.
You need to submit all of these above documents for clarification including no criminal or police clearance record upon employer request. Most of the cased, they’re required only Passport & Photograph only.
Offer of Employment
Once you’ve been selected as a successful candidate after interview; you will received an offer of employment letter from your employer which is the proof of your job achievement. Now you will wait for work permit letter from your employer for final confirmation.
Work Permit & Visa Procedure
Now once you’ve the job offer letter; you will have to ask for work permit letter from your employer. Basically, most of the time you need to ask only once you see s/he is getting late to provide you work permit.
Your employer apply for work permit in Department of Immigration and National Registration in Brunei for work permit approval. To get approval from Brunei Embassy, your employer are required to do these things:
1. The employer must have a quota license from the Labour Department of Brunei.
2. Approval letter pass from the work permit section of the Department of Immigration and National Registration.
3. The worker valid passport / other documents should be submitted by Employer to Brunei Director of Immigration and National Registration.
4. The worker passport must have a validity of more than 6 months before entering in Brunei.
6. Employer required to pay BND20 work permit fees to Embassy.
To get work permit & visa, your employer are required to lodge a visa application to work pass section of Department of Immigration and National Registration.
Once your employer gets work permit for you; s/he will send you the copy of work permit approval including offer of employment and you’re ready to fly in Brunei for work purpose. Once you appear in Brunei, You will have work visa attached to your passport after medical check up and completing other formalities which should be accomplished by employer.
I would highly recommend Brunei as a great destination to work in especially for people those are living in Asia and South Asian country like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India etc. If you’re looking for a job then this article hopefully would help you to understand the fact of work permit visa and finding a job in Brunei.