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Incomplete application policy for domestic commercial vessel applications

If you submit an incomplete application, we will not progress your application for a domestic commercial vessel permission or approval.


This includes applications for: 

We consider an application incomplete that has, but is not limited to, any of the following:

We will send you an email detailing the issue(s) with the application for your action. It is your responsibility to provide the information as quickly as possible to us so the application can be processed and the certificate or approval issued with minimal delay.

You should note the following important points:

By reducing the time spent on incomplete applications, we will be able to process correct applications faster and provide a better service to the maritime industry. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Last updated: 30 January 2023