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Personal Import Permit


Import permits are permits issued by AITI for any individuals or vendors who plans to import (bring in) telecommunications and/or radiocommunications equipment into Brunei Darussalam.

AITI issues the following types of Import Permits:

​Type of Import Permits issued
​Dealer Import Permit
​This permit is issued to Dealer Licence holders who have also obtained Dealer Type Approval of the equipment [Link to webpage Dealer Licence and webpage Dealer Import Permit]
​Personal Import Permit
​This permit is issued together with Personal Type Approval certificate for individual importation of equipment [Link to webpage Personal Type Approval]
​Implicit Import Permit
​This permit is issued when Type Approval is not required. Such cases include: 
  1. the equipment identified is not categorized under telecomunication or radiocommunication; and
  2. the telecommunication or radiocommunication equipment does not need Type Approval.
​Demo/Trial Import Permit
​This permit is issued when the equipment will only be used for trial purpose and will be re-exported after the completion of the trial.

Personal Import Permit Application Process

The personal import permit application process is summarised as below:


All Personal Import Permit Applications must be made through the AITI Online Services.  

Applicants must attach and upload the following document with their online applications: 

  1. Detention Receipt or Notice of Seizure issued by Royal Brunei Customs & Excise Department (RCED) or Shipping Detail or Airway Bill

Complete Import Permit will be processed within two (2) working days upon the submission.

Each Import Permit is valid for only two (2) weeks from the date of issue. Import Permits cannot be extended and when lapsed, the applicant must submit a new Import Permit application online. 

​Personal Import Permit Fees

Personal Import Permit fees are only applicable to certain types of equipment as indicated below:

​Equipment subject to fees
(BND20.00 per unit imported)
​Exempted equipment
  1. Amateur Radio
  2. Marine Radio
  3. Satellite Phone/Phonecall
  4. Kristal Astro
  5. Satellite Receiver
  6. Telex
  7. Walkie Talkie
  8. Security System with Telephone
  9. Security System
  10. Base Station
  11. Temporary Equipment
  12. Remote Control Transmitter

  1. Mobile Phones
  2. Cordless Telephone System
  3. Key Telephone System
  4. PABX
  5. Fax with Handset
  6. Fax with Cordless Set
  7. Fax
  8. Modem
  9. Video Conferencing System
  10. Audio Conferencing System
  11. Mutifeature Phone
  12. Pager
  13. Caller ID
  14. Standard Telephone
  15. Telephone Answering System
  16. Short Range Device (SRDs) [link]
  17. Receiving & Transmitting Antenna

For non-exempted equipment, the Personal Import Permit Fee is charged BND20.00 per unit imported.