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Personal Type Approval


Type Approval is a certification issued by AITI to make sure that any telecommunications and radiocommunications equipment meets the national safety standards and technical requirement in Brunei Darussalam.

Any interests in applying Type Approval should refer to AITI's technical specification requirement that can be found here.

This certification is proof that the telecommunication and radiocommunication equipment has been registered with AITI and can be used, sold and distributed safely in Brunei Darussalam.

There are currently two (2) categories of Type Approval:

  1. Personal Type Approval - Importation of equipment for own use. This Type Approval apply to individuals, sole proprietorship, partnerships and companies. 

  2. Dealer Type Approval - Importation of equipment for resale. Applicants must hold a valid Dealer Licence issued by AITI. Dealer Licence holders must apply for Dealer Type Approval before importation of the equipment. Applications are based on the model of the equipment to be imported [link].

Personal Type Approval Application Process

All applications must be made through AITI Online Services

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

  1. Details of equipment (such as brand, model and quantity);

  2. Technical specification/Brochure of equipment; and

  3. Notice of Seizure issued by the Royal Brunei Custom and Excise Department, or the shipping detail or Airway Bill.

All complete Personal Type Approval applications submitted that complies with AITI’s Technical Specification will be processed within two (2) working days.

AITI’s Technical Specification can be found here.

Personal Type Approval Fees

Fees will be calculated based on the number of equipment imported.

The first two (2) units are exempted from these fees i.e. free. However, the subsequent units (i.e third unit and above) will be charged at BND50.00 each.

Payments can be made through the AITI Online Services (Credit Card or Debit Card) or at AITI’s Counter Services. Our counter operating hours are:

​Office Hours
​Monday - Thursday
​​8.15am - 11.45 am and 1.30pm - 3.45pm
​8.15am - 11.30am and 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Counter closes during Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.