How to Licencing a Foreign Owned Vessels in Nigeria

 Licencing a Foreign Owned Vessels in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must apply in person for Licensing Foreign Owned Vessels.
  • You can find the contact information and address of NIMASA in the contact link.

  • The appropriate department will issue the Foreign Owned Vessels License Application Form.
  • You should ensure that you have all required documents as listed in the “Required Documents” section.
  • Completion of the application form with all information required and signature attest.
  • Attach the required documents to the form and submit it to the Office for further processing.
  • Pay the fees required for the application process at office, as directed by officials.
  • The requested documents and the application will be sent to the relevant departments for scrutiny.
  • Once all processes have been completed, the concerned officials will approve your application and begin the process of obtaining a license.
  • The office will notify the applicant when the license can be collected.

Apply online

  • The following link Apply online is required to apply online for Licensing Foreign Owned Ships.
  • If you have an account, fill in the required fields and click the “Log In” button.
  • If you prefer, click the “Sign Up” link below. Enter your Username, Email address, and Company name in these fields. Select the Type of Registration: “CAB Application for Foreign Vessels” and the country, and then click the “Sign up!” button.
  • An email confirmation will be sent to the email address you have provided. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address. A new login page will be opened with a confirmation message.
  • An email with your account password and confirmation email will be sent following the confirmation email. Enter the password found in the email, then login by entering your details on the new login page. Click the “Log In” button.
  • The page will prompt you to change your password. Enter your password twice in the fields and then click “Change Password”.
  • Once you have completed the form, you will be taken to the application page. Fill out the form and then click the “Choose File” button to upload the documents.
  • Click “Save” to save your work and continue. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the application.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to pay the fees. Once you have completed the payment process, submit your application.
  • The requested documents and the application will be sent to the relevant departments for scrutiny.
  • Once all processes have been completed, the concerned officials will approve your application and begin the process of obtaining a license.
  • The office will notify the applicant when the license can be collected.

Documents Required For Licencing a Foreign

  • Certificate from Nigerian Ship Registry
  • Ownership Declaration certificate
  • Complete crew declaration form
  • Waiver Certificate Application
  • Relevant Cabotage licences
  • Tonnage measurement certificate
  • Certificate of passenger ship safety
  • Certificate of cargo ship safety
  • Certificate for safety equipment on the ship
  • Certificate of minimum safe Manning
  • International certification for safety management
  • Load line certificate
  • Survey certificate
  • Certificate of safety ratio
  • Certificate of Classification
  • Copy of current certificate for vessel insurance
  • Incorporation certificate
  • Memorandum and Article of Association
  • Certified true copy (CTC), form CAC7 and CaC2
  • Current tax clearance certificate
  • NIMASA Registrationproof of Shipping Company
  • You must provide proof of payment for the registration fee
  • Training a predetermined number of Nigerian cadets

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency,Head office
#4, Maritime House
Burma Road,
Apapa
Phone: +234 127-13617
Email: info@nimasa.gov.ng
Website: homepage link
contact link
Google directions: map link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any foreign shipping operator in Nigeria who wishes to obtain a license for his/her vessel for transporting goods or passengers between two places within Nigeria can apply.
  • The applicant must have a Nigerian Ship Registry Certificate and a registration with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
  • The shipping company must be registered with Federal Inland Revenue Services.

Fees

For details on fees, please contact the authorities.

Instructions

  • A certified true copy (CTC), of Corporate Affairs Commission forms CAC7 & CAC2 should be included with the application form.
  • By choosing the appropriate Insurance service, the shipping company can enhance an insurance scheme for foreign-owned vessels.
  • An undertaking must be completed by the applicant entity to ensure that a predetermined number of Nigerian cadets are trained. A copy should accompany the application.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the company
  • Country of origin
  • Name of the vessel
  • Name of the registry port
  • Call sign and official number
  • International Maritime Organization (number and class)
  • Full address of the company premises
  • Nationality and number of shareholders
  • Name, company, and owner(s) of vessel

You will need the document

A foreign shipping operator/transporter must apply for a license to transport goods or passengers between two places within Nigeria. This is done through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

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