Consolidated TPP Text – Brunei Darussalam’s Schedule of Commitments for Temporary Entry for Business Persons

The following sets out Brunei Darussalam’s commitments in accordance with Article 12.4 (Grant of Temporary Entry) in respect of the temporary entry of business persons.

A. Business Visitors

Description of Category

Definition:

Business Visitors means a business person who:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry is up to three months and can be extended for up to 12 months.

B. Installers and Servicers

Description of Category

Definition:

Installers and Servicers means persons who are installers or servicers of machinery or equipment who are employed or appointed by supplying company where such installation or servicing by the supplying company is a condition of purchase of the said machinery or equipment, and are not performing activities which are not related to the installing or servicing activities which is the subject of the contract, and receives remuneration from the supplying company.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry is up to three months and can be extended for up to 12 months.

C. Intra-Corporate Transferees

Brunei Darussalam shall, upon application, grant the right of entry and temporary stay to the accompanying spouse and dependants of a business person of another Party.

Subject to laws, regulations and policies, Brunei Darussalam shall grant accompanying spouses of another Party with the right to work, as defined in the Professional category in this Schedule of Specific Commitments, where that Party has also made a commitment in its schedule for spouses of Professionals or an equivalent category.

Description of Category

Definition:

Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICTs) means a Manager, Executive or Specialist:

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry is limited to a three year period that may be extended for up to two additional years for a total term not to exceed five years.

Temporary entry of spouses and dependants of ICTs is for the same period as the business persons concerned.

Subject to laws, regulations and policies for spouses and dependants working as professionals supplying highly specialised services and core services in the energy sector the right to work is up to two years. Extensions are possible but may be subject to economic needs test.

For spouses and dependants working as other types of professionals the right to work is for a total period up to 12 months or for the duration of the contract, whichever is shorter. The initial right to work is for three months and may be extended in increments of up to three months. Extensions beyond the 12 months period are possible but maybe subject to economic needs test.

D. Investors

Description of Category

Definition:

Investors means a business person who seeks to make an investment or has made investments in Brunei Darussalam, and seeks temporary entry for the purpose of dealing with any matters concerning that investment.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry is up to three months and can be extended for up to 12 months.

E. Professionals

Brunei Darussalam shall, upon application, grant temporary entry to the accompanying spouse and dependants of a business person of another Party.

Subject to laws, regulations and policies, Brunei Darussalam shall grant temporary entry to accompanying spouses and dependants of a business person of another Party with the right to work as a ‘professional’, as defined in this Category, where that Party has also made a commitment in its schedule for spouses of Professionals or an equivalent category.

Description of Category

Definition:

Professionals means a business person who seeks to travel to Brunei Darussalam temporarily for the purpose of carrying out professional activities.

The professional must possess appropriate educational and other qualifications relevant to the service to be provided.

Conditions and Limitations(including length of stay)

Temporary entry for professionals that fall under the highly specialised services and core services categories in the energy sector is for up to two years or for the duration of the contract, whichever is shorter.

Temporary entry for other professionals is for a period of up to 12 months or for the duration of the contract, whichever is shorter. The initial entry period is for three months and may be extended in increments of up to three months.

Temporary entry of spouses and dependants of professionals is for the same period as the business persons concerned.

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