Small Ship Registration

About Small Ship Registration Office
The Small Ship Registration Office is responsible for all vessel of less than 150 GT in accordance with Royal Decree (32) 2020 with respect to the Law for Small Ship Registration and Determination of Safety Conditions Thereof. The office is in charge of all services including registration, renewals, cancelations, transfer of ownership and inspection.

Download the Small Ship Registration Office Service Level Agreement

Download the Customer Charter 

Personal Services

Service Requirements & Fees  Forms
Registration of new boat  [Download] Application Form
Renewal/cancellation of registration [Download] Application Form
New/renewal of jet ski [Download] Application Form
Transfer of boat/jet ski ownership [Download] Application Form
New/renewal of navigation permit  [Download] Application Form
Declaration Form 
Card Replacement for registration card [Download] Application Form
Card Replacement for navigation card [Download] Application Form
Inspection [Download] Application Form
Registration card data change [Download] Application Form
Issue Stickers / Plates / Serial Number [Download] Application Form


Commercial and Passenger Boats

Service Requirements & Fees  Forms
New Registration Requirements  [Download] Application Form
Requirements for Renewal/Cancellation of Registration [Download] Application Form
Requirements for New / Renew Master License  [Download] Application Form
Navigation License New / Renew Requirements  [Download] Application Form

Download full ship registration guide here

Online Services

Service Link
Renewal of Pleasure Boat Registration
Request to renew the pleasure boats registrations, which are due for renewal 30 days prior to the expiry date.
Renewal of Navigation License for Pleasure Boat
Request to renew the navigation licenses for the pleasure boats of less than 150 Gross tonnage (GT), which are due for renewal 30 days prior to the expiry date.

Working Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 7.30 am to 2pm
Closed on official Public holidays 

Contact Details
Tel: +973 17337979 (reception)
Tel: +973 17337917/17337943/17337907/17337909 (commercial ships)
Email: (Commercial Ships)

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Last Updated Date:12-09-2023

  • 30,384Average Monthly Ridership, July 2023
  • 84,295,268Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – July 2023)
  • Ridership941,894Total Monthly Ridership (July 2023)
  • 77,463General Cargo, Aug 2023
  • 36,649Container Throughput, Aug 2023
  • 71Total Vessels, Aug 2023
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)



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