The Immigration and National Registration Department informed that the old Identity Card system is in transition phase to be upgraded to a new system that will be launched in the near future.

In this regard, the application for the replacement of the Yellow and Purple Identity Card is suspended until a date to be announced later. Identity Cards that have not been renewed and have expired can still be used for certain matters. However, registration is still open to those who have reached the age of 12 for Brunei citizens and Permanent Residents as well as lost or damaged Identity Cards. Registration of new and renewal for Green Identity Card is operating as usual.

For further information, Whatsapp the Department's headquarters and Temburong Branch at 7299550 or 7299586; Whatsapp the Kuala Belait Branch at 7299597 AND call Tutong Branch at 4221251 during office hours. Any queries can be directed via email to

Source: Radio Television Brunei