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1. What is an operating licence?
An operating licence, also known as station licence, is for the operating of any radiocommunication and satellite equipment.
2. How can I apply for operating licence?

Applicants can fill in the form which can be downloaded from our website at the following:
Alternatively,forms are available at
Customer Services Counter,
AITI Block B13, Spg 32-5,
Kg Anggerek Desa, Jalan Berakas, 
Bandar Seri Begawan BB3713
Negara Brunei Darussalam

3. How do I apply for an Amateur Radio Licence in Brunei for foreigners?
The applicant must fill in and submit the completed application form together with existing amateur radio licence (from the country of origin) and copy of passport. The applicant must also have a local guarantor.
4. How does a foreigner apply for temporary and permanent Radio station licence in Brunei?
For temporary radio station licence, the applicant can approach the local service provider for the station licence. For permanent radio station licence, they must have a local certified entity. The local entity must submit in written company’s letterhead on the application to AITI for the approval.
5. What kind of documents is required when applying for Maritime Station?

The required documents are as follow:
• Complete application form
• List of Radio Communication Equipment
• Ship’s Craving and Marking Note (temporary)
• Ship Registration Certificate from Marine Department*

*must be submitted once the certificate is issued.

6. For Maritime station, when can the applicant get their callsign and MMSI number?
They will receive it after the issuance of their station licence.
7. For amateur radio license, how can new operators apply for it?
AITI has categorises amateur radio into two (2); Standard and Advance Class Amateur Radio Station License. Under standard class license, new operators must register by filing up the application form, and submitting together a copy of their identity card to AITI. Once this process is done the applicant will now have to wait for an advert informing future examination payment date. Applicant will now have to sit and pass this examination. Later they would have to submit the examination slip for an amateur radio station licence with a purchase receipt /or a radio that have been approved for used in Brunei. For the Advanced Class Licence, for those who wants to upgrade from Standard Class and have obtain existing Standard Class License holders issued before June 2007, they have to sit for, and pass the AMR examination. For new Standard Class Amateur Radio License holder issued after June 2007, they can apply to Advance Class License subject to:-
• The amateur license holder has to hold the standard class license for a minimum of six (6) months.
• Must be active.
Licensee are required to submit their amateur radio logbook for the previous 6 (six) months.
8. Why is the standard licence only allowed to transmit in defined bands while advanced are allowed to use all?
The standard licence band only allowed to transmit and to receive in the VHF frequency band in the range of 144.000 MHz to 148.000 MHz. This band is intended for the use within Brunei Darussalam and not internationally. AITI have located 144.000MHz-148.000MHz to be used for transmitting and receiving in the VHF frequency band. Other frequencies have been intended and allocated for different usage.
To transmit in other amateur frequencies, advanced licence can cover certain amateur radio frequency which is capable to communicate outside of Brunei Darussalam.