With effect August 20, 2008 all Sabah and Sarawak vehicles entering or exiting through CIQs to be registered on a computerised system.
Drivers are required to complete a vehicle registeration form and together with a copy of the vehicle's registeration card (Blue Card) and identity card, are to be shown on the Custom officer.
To avoid delays at checkpoints, the department has advised travellers to make earlier registerations at its headquaters in Bandar Seri Begawan, or its branch offices in Kuala Belait, Temburong or Muara Port or Custom counter at Bukit Bendera Post Office in Tutong.
The Department said that failure to adhere to the directive would result in delays in obtaining approval for vechicle to enter or exit Brunei.
Previously, travellers only had to fill up the vechicle registeration form and present them to the CIQ counter for approval valid for a month.
The (computerised information) system is expected to speed up clearance at the CIQ and provide better monitoring system against smuggling activities by locals or foreigners when it is fully implemented.