About Us Welfare fund (ICWF)

1.   IMPORTANT: Under instructions of Government of India, the  High Commission  of India, Brunei has established the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) to meet the contingency expenditure to be incurred by High Commission  for the welfare  of  Overseas Indian Citizens who are in distress.

2. The Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) is aimed at providing 'on site' welfare services on a means-tested basis in the most deserving cases, including: 

  • Boarding & lodging for distressed overseas Indian workers in household / domestic sectors, and unskilled labourers;
  • Extending emergency medical care to overseas Indians in need;
  • Providing air passage to stranded overseas Indians in need;
  • Providing initial legal assistance to overseas Indians in deserving cases; and,
  • Expenditure on incidentals and for airlifting the mortal remains to India or local cremation / burial of deceased overseas Indians in such cases where a sponsor is unable or unwilling to do so as per the contract and the family is unable to meet the cost.

 3.  The details of the nodal officer to be  contacted for requiring assistance out of the Indian Community Welfare Fund are as follows:

Mr. Ravi Chandar
First Secratary 
High Commission of India
Brunei Darussalam
Tel : (673) 2339947 / 2339685
Mob : (673) 7199479
Fax : (673) 2339783

Revised ICWF charges for Visa, OCI, Consular Fee, Passport and Passport related services w.e.f. April 1, 2022.

Matter in respect of which an additional fee is leviable

Existing rates
ORE of April 2021;
USD 1 = BND 1.34
INR 1 = BND 0.0184

Revised rates
ORE of April 2022;
USD 1 = BND 1.35
INR 1 = BND 0.0176
w.e.f. 1st April 2022

(In US$)

ICWF fee
(in B$)

ICWF fee
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ICWF fee
Rounded off (in B$)

Visa and OCI cards





Passport, Passport related services, Attestation of employment document  Attestation of other documents and other Misc. Consular services (other than in death cases)