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

About the service

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

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 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)

Expected time

3 working days

Service fees

  • 1000 AED (check fees details)

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

Target audience

  • Government Entities - Business Sector

Service channels

  • Website: 24/7
  • Smart App: 24/7



User guide

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

pdf775 KB

  • Number of users

  • 7344

    Number of transactions

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  • Service Type:

    G2B , G2G

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