Online copies now accepted for applications to UK Ship Register

Published: 08/11/2017

Customers using the online UK Ship Register application process can now submit copies online along with supporting documents.

The change which applies to registrations or amendments to vessels already on the Registry will save time and money for customers.

 Doug Barrow, director of the UK Ship Register, said: ‘We continue to maintain the highest standards around registration and are changing in the way we do business, reflecting modern business practices. We’ve listened to what our customers have asked and are acting accordingly”.

 ‘This is a straightforward process that will make the whole customer journey even smoother.’

 The Maritime & Coastguard Agency is building a new vessel registration system and as part of that there is now the capacity to accept electronic applications online 24/7.

This change forms part of the wider programme to improve and simplify UK regulations around ship registration.

More information is available on the UK Ship Register website

The copies need to be legible, correctly completed and on the correct, up to date Maritime and Coastguard agency forms (if you require the most recent forms please contact us or download them from our website

Further information for customers please contact:

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Where customers require documents to be endorsed (such as Bill of Sales or Mortgage Deeds) this will continue to be done if the original document is sent to the Registry by post. Please note, the Registry will not endorse (stamp) any copies of documents.

Certificates of British Registry will continue to be sent out to customers by post (and emailed on request). As a legal document, the original Certificate of Registry is required to be returned to the Registry once the registration is over.