Maritime Education and Training Ireland
Application Forms and Fees

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Mercantile Marine Office Applications during Covid

Due to ongoing Covid restrictions the  Department of Transport would like to advise all customers that the Mercantile Marine Office is not currently open to the public. As such, it will not be possible to accommodate any individuals arriving at the Mercantile Marine Office without an appointment. All applications should be submitted by post to Department of Transport, Mercantile Marine Office, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, or by email to

Submission of application forms

Application forms for examinations, certificates, discharge books and other services may be downloaded from the link provided below.

We can not accept online applications at present however you may submit an application by email and forward original documents by post if required Application methods

Public Office/Postal Address:

Mercantile Marine Office     

Maritime Services Division,

Irish Maritime Administration,                     

Department of Transport                   

Leeson Lane                                           

Dublin 2                                                  



Ph: + 353 (0)1 678 3480                                            

By Post

It is in your interest to use registered post.  This Department will not accept responsibility for documents lost in the post.  Complete your application form as required, remembering to attach all the supporting documents listed on the checklist provided.  Post your application together with your payment by bank draft or postal order, made payable to the Superintendent, Mercantile Marine Office, to the Mercantile Marine Office listed below.  Alternatively credit and debit card payments can be made by submitting the required information on the payment section of the application form.   

If your application is urgent please contact the Mercantile Marine Office in advance of submitting your application, to find out if your application can be processed earlier than 10 working days.

Important notice: 

Incomplete applications may be returned unprocessed, by post.  Therefore in order to avoid any undue delay in the processing of your application, please ensure all information/documentation detailed on the application form is submitted.

Examination fees

All fees are detailed on the relevant application form.

List of Application Forms



Application for an Irish Seafarer’s Identity Card and/or Irish Seafarer’s Discharge Book






Application for the Replacement of a Certificate of Competency or Proficiency which has been Lost/Stolen or Destroyed


Form SIS 2 Replacement COP.pdf     



Application for an Able Seafarer (Deck) Certificate of Proficiency in Accordance with STCW Regulation II/5






Application for Revalidation of an Existing Deck or Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency, GMDSS General Operators Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker)


Form SIS 4 Revalidation.pdf       





Certificate of Proficiency (Oil/Chemical/Liquefied Gas Tanker)


Form SIS 5 COP Oil Chemical Liquefied Gas Tanker.pdf    




Application for a Certificate of Equivalent Competency and/or Certificate of Equivalent Proficiency





Application for Ship's Cook Certificate or a Ship's Cook Certificate of Equivalent Qualification







Application for a Marine Engine Operator's Licence





Application for a Certificate of Competency


Form SIS 9 - Certificate of Competency.pdf