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New Consular Service- Re-issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP)

The High Commission of India, Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce that the High Commission will start accepting applications from eligible Indian nationals for re-issuance of their International Driving Permit (IDP)
with effect from 15th February 2021.The process will involve the following steps:

Applicant will submit the Miscellaneous Consular Service form to the High Commission.
The fees for this service will be B$ 14 plus ICWF charges of B$ 3.

Following documents will be required from the applicant for this service:

(i)  Misc. Consular Service Form.

(ii)  Current Valid Passport in original.

(iii)  Expired/expiring IDP of the applicant in original.

(iv)  Current valid Indian domestic driving license in original.

On the submission of the above documents, High Commission will issue a receipt to the applicant. Thereafter, the applicant will have to visit the portal www.parivahan.gov.in  and upload the documents along with the receipt issued by the High Commission. On receipt of application through the portal, the licensing authority, on verification of the documents, shall issue the IDP and shall courier it directly to the address of the applicant.

All applicants have to pay B$3.00 towards ICWF (w.e.f. 1st September 2017) for per attestation and other services

Attestation of Power of Attorney or documents from individuals, companies and organizations
  •  Power of Attorney document together with the duly filled in form for Miscellaneous Services and prescribed fees.
  •  Power of Attorney to signed in the presence of the Consular Officer of the Embassy.
  •  A colour passport size photograph of the executant to be pasted near the signature of the executant.
  •  Proof of identity (original passport) and photocopies of the relevant pages.
  • If the Power of Attorney has already been notarized by the Brunei Notary Public, then it has to be attested by the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Brunei Darussalam before its submission to the High Commission for attestation together with the Miscellaneous Services form and prescribed fees.

Attestation/Legalisation of documents issued by the Indian authorities:

Diplomas, Degrees, Mark-sheets, Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates, Divorce Decrees etc issued by the authorities in India are attested by the High Commission subject to the condition that the documents have already been attested by the Consular Section, CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.  The CPV Division is located in Patiala House, New Delhi.

 Following are the requirements to be fulfilled:

  • Apply on Miscellaneous Services form together with the document to be attested.
  • Proof of identity such as Passport.
  • A photocopy of the Proof of identity.
  • Applicable fees.

 Attestation of documents originating from authorities in Brunei Darussalam

 The following procedure will apply:

  • The document should be attested by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Brunei Darussalam before their submission to the High Commission.
  • Apply on Miscellaneous Services form together with the document to be attested.
  • Proof of Identity (Passport etc.)
  • A photocopy of the Proof of Identity.
  • Applicable fees.

Further Legalization of Apostilled Documents

“The Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign documents for use in any member country, once an Apostille certificate (including e-Apostille) has been issued by a competent authority of the country where the document originates. Therefore, no further attestation or legalization by an Indian Mission/Post of an Apostilled document is required for use in India as India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

For Note on “Issuing and Accepting Apostilles” may please click here. The full text of the Hague Apostille Convention and list of its member countries are available at: https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/specialised-sections/apostille.”

Registration of new born child for Indian nationality/Birth

The birth of new born child is to be registered online under the link: http://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in

Please note that the registration has to be done within a period of one year from the date of birth.  Permission of authorities in India is required if the registration is delayed beyond a period of one year.

In case, parents are applying for registration of birth of their child and applying for a Birth Certificate, this application is to be clubbed together with the application for Indian passport for the new-born child.

For documents are required for registration of child as Indian national:

  • Print out of the registration done on line.
  • Birth certificate issued by Brunei authorities duly attested by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Brunei Darussalam.
  • Parents passports and photocopies of relevant pages of the passports.
  • Marriage certificate of parents and a photocopy thereof.
  • Affidavit of parents stating that any other nationality has not been acquired for the child.
  • Prescribed fees.
  • To claim Indian nationality, at least one of the parents should be an Indian national.

Police Clearance Certificate

The applicant should submit the following documents with the application on Miscellaneous Service form duly filled in:

  • One recent passport-size photograph.  The photograph should have front of the applicant against light background to be pasted on the application form.
  • Original Indian passport and photocopies of the relevant pages.
  • Prescribed fees.

Life Certificates

  • The applicant needs to fulfill the following conditions:
  • Application on Miscellaneous Services form.
  • Present himself in person to the Consular Officer.
  • Proof of identity (passport etc.) and a photocopy thereof.
  • This service is provided free of cost.