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GLOSSARY

  • Accredited Facility:
    Facilities that are recognised by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to conduct pre-departure medical examinations/investigations on foreign workers seeking employment in Brunei Darussalam
     

  • Foreign Worker :
    Any person recruited from abroad to work in Brunei Darussalam, in private sector and registered with the Commissioner of Labour only.
     

  • Health Facility:
    A clinic, health/medical centre, medical institution or hospital
     

  • On arrival Health Screening:
    Medical examination conducted in Brunei Darussalam within one week of arrival
     

  • Pre-departure Medical Examination:
    A comprehensive medical examination performed in accredited health facilities in the country of origin of the foreign worker


1. 0 INTRODUCTION

The Foreign Workers Health Screening Programme, established since 1967, has several objectives, which includes:

  • Early detection of disease in foreign workers

  • Minimise risk of disease transmission/disease importation to the local population

  • Ensure the maintenance of a low level/disease free status of the country

  • Ensure that the foreign workers are medically fit to be employed in Brunei Darussalam.

  • Improve foreign workers productivity.

Please see summary flowchart for the recruitment and health screening procedures for foreign workers. Please note that the health screening procedures outlined are for privately employed licensed foreign workers registered with the Commissioner of Labour only.


2.0 PREDEPARTURE

All new contract foreign workers shall undergo a pre-departure medical examination, undertaken in accredited health facilities by the Government of Brunei Darussalam prior to obtaining an “employment entry visa” at the Brunei Darussalams’ Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates.

2.1 Pre-departure medical examination procedures

  • The new contract foreign worker shall first register for a pre-departure medical examination at an accredited health facility.
     

  • The foreign worker then undergoes the “Predeparture Medical Examination” according to the format (see Medical Report Form) approved by and follows the guidelines given by the Government of Brunei Darussalam. The examining doctor will have to ascertain that the foreign worker does not suffer any of the diseases considered unfit to work.
     

  • Once the foreign worker is considered fit, then the doctor will issue a “Medical Certificate of Fitness”. The Medical Certificate of Fitness is only valid for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue. The health facility shall also give to the foreign worker the X-ray film as well as all original results of investigations to be hand-carried to Brunei Darussalam.
     

  • The foreign worker (or relevant representative agency) shall then inform the respective employer or recruiting agency in Brunei Darussalam with regards to his/her fitness
     

  • The respective employer (relevant representative agency) shall then proceed with employment formalities.
     

2.2 Application for employment visa procedures by foreign worker in country of origin

  • Once employment formalities have been completed in Brunei Darussalam, the prospective foreign worker shall go to the nearest Brunei Darussalam Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for endorsement of the “employment entry visa”. He/she will bring with him/her the Medical Certificate issued.
     

  • Once the Consular officer is satisfied that everything is in order, the Consular officer shall issue an “employment entry visa” which is valid for three months.


3.0 ON ARRIVAL IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

The new contract foreign worker should clear the immigration procedures at the port of entry in Brunei Darussalam. He/She shall attend a health screening procedure following entry and if found fit, will be given a work pass and allowed to be employed in the country.

  • The foreign worker shall attend for a health screening within one week of arrival. He/she shall bring the following documents:

    - 2 recent passport photographs
    - the Medical Certificate
    - X-ray
    - investigation reports
    - passport
    - other supporting documents (e.g. copy of BUR 500 - excluding for domestic workers)
     

  • The foreign worker shall then undergo blood tests for certain communicable diseases and chest X-ray.
     

  • If the foreign worker is found to be fit, he/she will be given a “Yellow Form” to be presented to the Department of Immigration and National Registration for endorsement of the work pass.


4.0 RENEWAL OF CONTRACT

A foreign worker who has completed his/her two years contract but wishes to continue employment in Brunei Darussalam with the same employer will have to apply for an “employment re-entry visa” prior to leaving Brunei Darussalam.

  • The foreign worker shall register for a health screening within one week of arrival in Brunei Darussalam and should bring his/her passport and IC for verification purposes and other supporting documents (e.g. copy of BUR 555).
     

  • The worker shall then undergo the following investigations:

    - Chest X-ray
    - blood tests for certain communicable diseases.
     

  • If the foreign worker is found to be fit, he/she will be issued a “Pink Form” to be presented to the Department of Immigration and National Registration for endorsement of the work pass.

 

 
 

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