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Request for issuance of Navigation License for national / foreign commercial ship

About the service

The service allows the company to issue navigation license for national\foreign commercial vessel.

Service process

  • 1

    Application's Submission

  • 2

    Application Review

  • 3

    Payment of the fees

  • 4

    Transaction delivery

Required documents

  • Ship’s statutory certificates issued by RO 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 TDRA (for national ships only)

  • Coast guard inspection report is a mandatory requirement for issuance of New / Renewal of navigation license for both UAE and Foreign Flagged vessels of less than 300GT (Self Propelle)

Expected time

3 working days

Service fees

  • AED 500 - AED 150,000

Fees Details

  • Fees for issuing a navigation license for a foreign ship - new (GT x AED 7), with a minimum of 500 AED and a maximum of 150,000 AED + inspection fees
  • Fees for issuing a navigation license for a national vessel - new (GT x AED 2) with a minimum of 20 AED + inspection fee

Target audience

  • Government
  • Business Sector

Service channels

  • Website: 24/7



User guide

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

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  • 463

    Number of users

  • 4487

    Number of transactions

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  • Service Type:

    G2B , G2G

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