Application forms for seafarer certificates
The application forms contain instructions for the certificates and documents needed. Please ensure you read these instructions fully before submitting an application. Failure to complete your application will cause a delay in processing.
For a list of applciation forms please click here
Please read the guidance notes in the application form carefully before submitting your application. Failure to submit all correct documents will delay your application being processed.
THE CORRECT FEE – please click here to refer to our current fees list for the relevant fee for your application. If paying by cheque or postal order please make it payable to ‘Maritime and Coastguard Agency’ only. We accept debit and credit cards.
PHOTOGRAPHS - Please do not submit photos with a dark background as we are unable to issue your Certificate of Competency/Equivalent Competency. For operational reasons photographs with white backgrounds must be used.
SIGNATURE - please sign your usual signature. Ensure that the whole of your signature is contained within the outline of the box in the application form – this will be transferred to your new Certificate of Competency/ Certificate of Equivalent Competency.
SERVICE STANDARDS –
The MCA has moved to an automated email alert service, you will receive an email, if you have provided one, when:
• Your application has been received by our department
• If we require any further information/ evidence from you
• Your certificate(s) and documents are being couriered back to you
The courier company’s email will allow you to track and trace your package.
Please ensure your application is complete by using the correct application form and referring to the guidance notes. An incomplete application will delay the issue of your NOE/ Certificate(s).
Further information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.