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Renewal of navigation license for commercial ship

Renewal of navigation license for commercial ship

About the Service

This service allows the ships owner company to renew the navigation license for a national commercial ship and reissue it for foreign ships.

Required Documents

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

  • Vessel’s CLASS and statutory certificates as applicable

  • Ship insurance as applicable

  • A copy of the ship’s registration, Manning, Radio license and CSR if applicable) foreign)

  • A copy of the company’s commercial license.

  • An employment contract with a governmental or semi-governmental entity or company with maritime activity within the country (for foreign ships only)

  • To submit certificates of compliance with (GCCC) for passenger ships more than 12 meters and less than 24 meters and other ships more than 12 meters and less than 500 tons.

  • Ship Station License from the Communications Regulatory Authority (for national ships only)

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

  • (check fees details)

Fees Details

  • Annual tax for each ship registered under the UAE’s flag = tonnage x 2 + inspection fees
  • A late fee if the navigational license of a national commercial ship is not renewed within 60 days from the expiry date: 100 dirhams for each month, with a maximum of 1,000 dirhams

Target Audience

  • Government Entities - Business Sector

Service Channels

  • Website: 24/7
  • Smart App: 24/7


  • Port Authorities
  • the local economic department in the emirate 

Exceptional Cases



  • What are the documents required to renew a navigation license for a commercial vessel?

    The documents required to renew a navigation license for a commercial ship are: 1. The ship’s certificates from classification authorities if its tonnage is more than 150 tonnes; and if it is less than 150 tonnes, a ship inspection report from the approved inspection companies. 2. Ship insurance. 3. Wireless Device license from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. 4. Copy of the ship's registration certificate. 5. Submit a (GCCC) certificate for passenger ships longer than 12 meters and shorter than 24 meters, and tonnage capacity of less than 500 tonness 6. Valid delegate card.

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

    This problem occurs when the browser blocks pop-up pages. To solve this problem, you must disable the pop-up blocker from your browser

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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