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Dealer Type Approval

Type Approval Certificate


Type Approval is a process on an assessment made by AITI to make sure that any telecommunications and radiocommunications equipment meets the national safety standards and technical requirement in Brunei Darussalam.

Dealer Type Approval can be applied by any businesses (with a valid AITI Dealer License) who plan to import (bring in) telecommunications and/or radiocommunications equipment for resale purposes.

The Dealer Type Approval application is assessed based on the Brand and Model of the telecommunications and/or radiocommunications equipment to be imported. This application must be approved before applying for the Dealer Import Permit.

Dealer Import Permit is a separate application to allow Dealers to import (bring in) the telecommunications and/or radiocommunications equipment to Brunei Darussalam that has undergone the Type Approval process.

A registration document will be issued by AITI as proof that the specific Brand and Model of the telecommunication and/or radiocommunication equipment has been assessed and registered with AITI and it can be used, sold and distributed safely in Brunei Darussalam.

“If anyone is found guilty in altering official AITI documents on purpose, they can be chargeable under the laws of Brunei Darussalam in reference to Section 464 of the Penal Code (Chapter 22)”

Standards and Technical Requirements

The national safety standards and technical requirements in Brunei Darussalam refers to relevant international standards recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Some have been documented separately for Brunei’s market and users’ easy references:


Code of Practice on Technical Specifications for Short Range Devices (SRD)


Technical Specification for Terminal Equipment connecting to PSTN


These standards and technical requirements are imposed to protect the integrity of Brunei’s telecommunication networks, ensuring all equipment are compatible to be used in Brunei Darussalam and to protect the safety of the user.

Application Process

All applications must be made through the AITI Online Services.

Complete Dealer Type Approval applications will take two (2) to seven (7) working days to be assessed and evaluated depending on the equipment level.



Applicant submits complete online application form


AITI process the application


Applicant will be notified if the application is approved or rejected


Successful applicant makes payment (if required)


Applicant can download and print the Equipment Registration Document from AITI Online Service

Submission Requirements

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

(for Low risk equipment)

e.g. Short Range Devices (SRDs)

Technical Documents Required

Technical specification/Brochure of equipment
Picture of equipment

(for Medium risk equipment)

e.g. Marine Radio

Technical Documents Required

Technical specification/Brochure of equipment
Test Report or Certificate of equipment*
Picture of equipment

(for High risk equipment)

e.g. Repeater Station

Technical Documents Required

Technical specification/Brochure of equipment
Test Report or Certificate of equipment*
Picture of equipment

*Applicants must submit Certificates of conformity recognized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in English language or Certificate of Conformity from the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore or SIRIM QAS Malaysia.

Fees, Validity and Payment Methods

Dealer Type Approval fees are calculated based on the validity period chosen and the equipment category level of the equipment model as shown below:




(for Low Risk equipments)


(for Medium Risk equipments)


(for High Risk equipments)

1 year

BND 20

BND 40

BND 50 BND 50
2 years

BND 40

BND 80

BND 100 BND 100
3 years

BND 60

BND 120

BND 150 BND 150
4 years

BND 80

BND 160

BND 200 BND 200
5 years

BND 100

BND 200

BND 250 BND 250
  • Dealer Type Approvals are not renewable.
  • Fees are charged based on per model basis.

AITI has permanently closed all its physical counters since March 2020. As such, all customers are required to make payments through the AITI Online Services (Credit Card or Debit Card) for faster application processing time.

Please contact AITI Customer Service to inquire other alternative payment methods. However, kindly take note that application processing time may be longer as verification of payment process is required before the issuance of the Equipment Registration document.



Exemption from Dealer Type Approval Fee

Equipment with Bluetooth only connection is exempted from the Type Approval Fee.

Importers, however, are still required to registered their Bluetooth only equipment (Brand and Model) to the AITI Online Services.



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