Pass sticker compulsory for foreign-registered vehicles

Lyna Mohamad

The pass sticker should be pasted on the rear window or on the front side-window on the passenger side, as one of the control measures for foreign-registered vehicles in the country during the current pandemic, according to a statement by the Land Transport Department (JPD) under the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC).

A pass sticker is required for foreign-registered vehicles permitted in the country by the Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED), for work reasons or similar purposes; and foreign vehicles entering the country for the transportation of agricultural, agrifood and fisheries products, with the permission of the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT).

“The implementation will take place after a two-week grace period from the announcement date on October 1, 2020, to facilitate applications,” said the JPD statement.

“The owners or drivers of foreign-registered vehicles are reminded to immediately obtain the Pass Sticker for Foreign-Registered Vehicles.”

The JPD also reminded that any foreign-registered vehicle travelling through Brunei without the pass sticker is committing an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), which is punishable by a compound fine of up to BND5,000.

Offenders will also face a fine of up to BND10,000 or imprisonment for a period of six months, or both, upon conviction.

The pass sticker can be obtained through the TransportBN mobile application for iOS or Android, or through the JPD’s website at www.jpd.gov.bn.

For complaints, contact the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) hotline at 993 or Darussalam line at 123 or WhatsApp at 8333123. The public may also lodge complaints on www.123.gov.bn by attaching photos of the vehicle involved.

More information is available by calling the JPD at 2384561 or e-mail [email protected]