Over 3,000 applications for pass stickers, says JPD

Lyna Mohamad

The Land Transport Department (JPD) has received over 3,000 applications for the foreign vehicle pass stickers since the announcement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) on September 30 that mandates foreign-registered vehicles to carry pass stickers for easy identification. On Monday, 1,180 pass stickers were collected at the JPD office in Sungai Akar to allow free movement in the country.

JPD Chief Licensing Officer Pengiran Mohd Aderis bin Pengiran Haji Tengah said that while the department has received over 3,000 applications so far, it is bracing for more with some being held for incomplete information.

The pass stickers, which are renewable every three months at a fee of BND30, can be obtained by applying at www.jpd.gov.bn or TransportBN mobile app.

A room has been allocated at the Sungai Akar office to handle the applications for pass stickers to avoid overcrowding, said Pengiran Mohd Aderis, adding that six members of the Youth Volunteer Group have been assigned to provide assistance.

He also explained that the distinction between private and commercial vehicles in that the latter’s applications are paid by local importers using the transportation services for the importation of perishable items such as fish, vegetables and fruits.

To date, 34 pass stickers have been issued, said Pengiran Mohd Aderis, and the responses and feedbacks from applicants have been positive.

A room at the Land Transport Department office in Sungai Akar allocated to handle the applications for pass stickers. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD