Unscheduled Working Visit to the Department of Immigration and National Registration

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam began the visit to the Department of Immigration and National Registration.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seti Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs. Among the sections that fell under His Majesty's scrutiny was the Birth, Death and Adoption section. Earlier, His Majesty visited the Smart Card Identity Section and the Travel Documents Section.

His Majesty also visited the Visa, Visit and Diplomatic Section. Among the responsibilities of this section are to receive and process visit pass application; professional visit visa and pass; as well as marriage approval for Brunei Darussalam's citizen or permanent resident who intends to marry a foreign citizen

His Majesty also continued the visit to the Foreign Worker's Pass Section, which among other things is responsible for receiving and processing employment pass and visa; and re-entry visa for employment pass holders. Also present was Dato Seri Setia Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Acting Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy.

The Entry Permit Section also came under the attention of His Majesty. This section is responsible for processing Brunei Darussalam Permanent Resident application and issuing re-entry permit and visa.

Meanwhile, the Policy and International Affairs Section is responsible for managing, monitoring, providing updated information and identifying issues discussed during bilateral, regional and international level meetings. It is also responsible to ensure that all new policies are implemented accordingly especially at immigration checkpoints.

His Majesty then proceeded to the Research, Development and Computer Section, which handles matters related to the whole management of the Department, identify training needs of the human resource, and manage the technological equipment and system performance applied within the Department.

In line with its vision 'Towards a Dynamic and Credible Provision', the Department of Immigration and National Registration is always proactive, in line with the changes of time and situations that are challenging, according to the existing acts and regulations.

The Citizenship section is responsible for processing the application of Brunei Darussalam nationality. The section also provides the confirmation on Brunei nationality status to according to the provision under the Brunei Nationality Act, Chapter 15.

The Administration and Finance Section also came under the attention of His Majesty. The section handles human resource and finance related matters of the department.

His Majesty also visited the Enforcement Section which is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations to prevent and eliminate immigration offences in according to the acts and regulations enforce by the department.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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