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Request for renewal / Re-issuance of navigation License for National / Foreign commercial ship
Status Active

Service Time

3 working days

Service Fees

1000 AED (check fees details)

Service Description

This service allows the Renewal / Re-Issuance of navigation License for National / Foreign commercial ship

Service Procedures

  1. Step1Application's Submission
  2. Step2Application Review
  3. Step3Payment of the fees
  4. Step4Transaction delivery

Target Audience

Government Entities - Business Sector

Fees Details

• Annual tax for each ship registered under the UAE flag = tonnage x AED 2 + the inspection fee • A delay fee if the navigational license for a national commercial vessel is not renewed within 60 days from the expiry date of 100 dirhams for each month with a maximum of 1000 dirhams • Fees for Re- issuing the navigation license for a foreign commercial ship = tonnage x AED 7 + the inspection fees



Required Documents

  • Ship’s statutory certificates issued by one of the IACS members if the tonnage is 150 and above or survey report issued by an approved survey company if the tonnage is below 150
  • Ship’s insurance as applicable
  • Copy of registry certificate
  • Copy of company trade license
  • Copy of chamber of commerce membership
  • A vessel employment contract with a governmental or semi-governmental entity or a company with marine activity inside the country (for foreign ships only)
  • Submission of GCC certificates for passenger ships above 12 m in length but less than 24 m, and the other ships of 12 m and more but less than 500 GT 
  • Radio station license issued from TRA (for national ships only)

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Working hours to provide service

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    • Customer happiness center – Ras Al Khaimah
    • Customer happiness center - Fujairah

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