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Online verification of seamen certificates and endorsements

The validity of seafarers' certificates of competency and endorsements can be checked by using the Estonian Register of Seafarers or by contacting us at the e-mail address mdb[at]vta[dot]ee.


Issuance of certificates of competency

The Estonian Maritime Administration shall issue seamen certificates of competency to residents of Estonia, aliens and persons of no-residency status who hold a valid permit of residence in Estonia or have any other right to stay in Estonia arising from the law.

Certificate of Sea-Going Service (39 KB, DOC)


A list (211.86 KB, PDF) of physicians who have been approved to carry out a medical fitness examination for sea service of seafarers and cadets of maritime educational institutions can be accessed through the webpage of the Health Board of Estonia.

Last updated: 6 November 2020