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RID (Registered Application Provider Identifier)

The RID is part of an Application Identifier (AID), which is structured according to ISO/IEC 7816-5 and consists of two parts:

  1. The RID, unique to an application provider and assigned according to ISO/IEC 7816-5.
  2. An optional field assigned by the application provider known as a Proprietary Application Identifier Extension (PIX), used to identify different applications or products.

Registered application provider identifier (International RID, five bytes set to "AX")

Registration application provider identifier
(International RID, five bytes set to "AX")
Proprietary application identifier extension
(PIX, up to eleven bytes - fee coding)

Form :

In a multi-application environment, an application provider needs to be able to uniquely identify itself and its application in the card and the terminal needs to be able to support the application.

Depending on whether the application is to be used in a national or international environment, and whether a country has a national registration system in place, you may have the choice of obtaining a national or an international RID.

If your application is to be used internationally, you need to apply for an international RID. If the application is to be used nationally and a national registration system has been established, a national RID should be applied for. The make up of the national RID is up to each individual country. For further information about obtaining a national RID in your country, inquiries should be made to Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA).

Each Application Provider is assigned one RID. The Application Provider uses the PIX to identify its different applications or products.

It is not mandatory to register RIDs. The only requirement is that the AID must start with an 'F' indicating that this is a proprietary, non-registered RID. However, since there is no guarantee that such a proprietary, non-registered RID is unique, it is strongly recommended that the use of such RIDs is limited to closed user-groups under conditions where there will be no risk of conflict with other applications.

Copies of ISO/IEC 7816-5:1994 Standard is available at the Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) Library for reference and can be bought at SIRIM Bhd Library. They can also be purchased through online on the ISO Website (ISO).

Application form is contained in ISO/IEC 7816-5:2004, Annex A and is also available upon request from STANDARDS MALAYSIA. They can also be download through STANDARDS MALAYSIA website (Standards Malaysia). Photocopies of this form are acceptable.

The RID is assigned by the Registration Authority appointed by ISO which is now Danish Standards Association in Denmark. Therefore to having specific series of RID is out of STANDARDS MALAYSIA jurisdiction.

Processing fee is required by Danish Standards, Denmark (DKK 1,500). You have to pay either via cheque (bank draft) or wire transfer made payable to Ms Maria Banck-Hammerum, ISO/IEC 7816-5 Registration Authority.

Your company shall complete and submit the following documents to the STANDARDS MALAYSIA:

Kindly, please submit the complete forms to: -

Department of Standards Malaysia
Century Square, Level 2,
Block 2300, Jln Usahawan
63000 Cyberjaya, SELANGOR
Attn: Senior Director of Policy and Standards

STANDARDS MALAYSIA will inform officially the RID assigned to your organisation.

  1. When is a RID needed?
  2. National or international RID?
  3. How to register?
    • To obtain an international ISO/IEC 7816-5 RID, a completed Request for a Registered Application Provider Identifier (see form in ISO/IEC 7816-5 Annex A) should be sent to the STANDARDS MALAYSIA.
    • The completed registration form must be sent to STANDARDS MALAYSIA together with the registration fee evidence. Please note that the registration fee is not refundable upon assignment of the RID. Information on how to pay the registration fee can be obtained from the STANDARDS MALAYSIA.
    • The STANDARDS MALAYSIA verifies whether the request meets the criteria for obtaining a RID as outlined in ISO/IEC 7816-5:2004
    • Upon approving the request, the STANDARDS MALAYSIA forwards to the ISO/IEC 7816-5 Registration Authority both the sponsored registration form and the registration fee.
    • When the Registration Authority has received the sponsored registration form and the registration fee, the completed registration form is returned to the STANDARDS MALAYSIA with the RID assignment.
    • The STANDARDS MALAYSIA sends the completed registration form to the applicant who is responsible for retaining the completed registration form containing the RID.
  4. How can I obtain copies of the ISO/IEC 7816-5:1994 Standard?
  5. How can I obtain application form?
  6. Who is actually assigning the RID?
  7. How much is the registration fees?
  8. How to apply for the RID?
    1. Annex A (ISO/IEC 7816-5:2004 (E)
    2. A cheque of DKK 1,500 (bank draft), made payable to "Ms Maria Banck-Hammerum, ISO/IEC 7816-5 Registration Authority"; and
    3. A copy of Borang 9
  9. Getting the RID