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Issuing navigation license for commercial ship

Issuing navigation license for commercial ship

About the Service

The service allows the customers to issue navigation license for national and foreign commercial vessel

Required Documents

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

  • 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)

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

  • 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

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


  1. TDRA for national ship only
  2. Port Authorities (all ships)
  3. The local economic department in the emirates (all ships)

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 , G2C , G2G

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