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Issuing seafarer’s license

Issuing seafarer’s license

About the Service

This service allows the customer to obtain a license for seafarers for working onboard ships

Required Documents

The required documents issued by approved authorities require a stamp, taking into consideration that the digital stamp is acceptable.

  • Letter from the company

  • Copy of Seafarer certificates as appropriate

  • Seaman ID

  • Passport copy + residence for those working on ships operated in UAE territorial waters only

  • Copy of seafarers medical fitness certificate

Terms and Conditions

  • N/A

Service Process

  • 1

    Login using UAE PASS account.

  • 2

    Fill in the required field and attach the required documents.

  • 3

    Submit the service

  • 4

    Pay the fees.

  • 5

    Obtain the service

Expected Time

  • One Working Day

Service Fees

  • AED 200 - AED 300

Fees Details

  • Fee for the following professions (navigation officer/doctor/radio operator/trainee cadet/seafarer/skipper license for a wooden commercial ship/maintenance technician/ tug master / electrician / pleasure boat skipper) 200 AED
  • Fee for the following professions (commercial ship master / chief officer / chief engineer / second engineer / dredger captain / maintenance engineer) 300 AED

Target Audience

  • Government Entities
  • Business Sector

Service Channels

  • MOEI website: 24/7
  • Smart app: 24/7
  • Happiness Service Centers: According to the service center working hours (Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah)



Exceptional Cases



  • What are the documents required to renew a license to work as a seafarer?

    • A copy of the sailor's record.

    • A copy of the marine safety certificates.

    • A copy of the seafarer's certificates, as applicable

    • A copy of the passport + residence permit in case the ship operates in the territorial waters only

    • A copy of the seafarer's medical fitness certificate

  • What should I do if I’m not able to print the electronic application from the Ministry's e-services website?

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User guide

Please check the user guide (PDF) for using the system in order to apply for the service.

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  • Service Type:

    G2B , G2G

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