Must knows before Applying for the Dutch Book

What requirements are needed for the Dutch book?

 

Any seafarer holding a valid and recent (issued in the past 2 months) Dutch contract stating the seafarer works for a Dutch company or a contract by a non Dutch company stating the seafarer works on a Dutch flagged vessel can apply for a dutch seaman book. 

 

Additional requirements: 

  • List of crew and position on board 

  • Valid passport

  • Photo on white background 

  • Personal information (email,phone,address) 

 

Online guide: https://seaman-solutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Guide-Liberia-Book.pdf 

 

Can I foreign apply for a Dutch Seaman Book? 

 

Foreign seafarers are only eligible for the seaman’s book if they are going to sail under the Dutch flag or with a Dutch shipping company.

 

The seafarer needs to provide a signed statement from the employer per seafarer.

 

In the signed statement the following must be present:

 

Full name

Function on board

Name and IMO number of the ship

 

How long does it take to issue my Dutch seaman book?

 

If you select our STANDARD SERVICE, the Estimated Issuance Time is 4 weeks for the seaman book soft copy issuance after payment is confirmed plus shipping days.

 

For FAST SERVICE, the Estimated Issuance Time is 1 week for the Seaman Book soft copy issuance after payment is confirmed.

 

The delivery will solely depend on the courier provider, estimated delivery time according to the destination where it is shipped to, it goes from 2-4 working days.

 

How long is the validity of my Dutch seaman book?

 

The Seaman Book and title will be valid for 10 years from the date of issuance.

 

What is the cost of the Dutch seaman book?

 

The price is €300 + Courier fees €70

Fast service has a cost of €120

 

At what age can I obtain my seaman book or title?

 

You can process your application starting at 18 years old.

 

Can I request a duplicate of my Dutch Seaman Book?

 

Yes, you can request for a duplicate of your Dutch Seaman Book, however you still need to hold a valid contract and additional documents:

 

  • List of crew and your position on board 

  • Valid passport

  • Photo on white background 

  • Personal information (email,phone,address) 

  • Reason why you request a duplicate in a signed and official letter

 

Can I request a renewal of my Dutch Seaman Book?

 

Yes, you can request for a duplicate of your Dutch Seaman Book, however you still need to hold a valid contract and additional documents:

 

  • List of crew and your position on board 

  • Valid passport

  • Photo on white background 

  • Personal information (email,phone,address) 

  • Upload of expired Seaman Book

 

Can I expedite my process?

 

Yes you can apply for Fast Service which has a cost of €120 to expedite the process to 1 week.

 

What countries accept the Dutch Seaman book?

 

Any of the countries in the IMO list of countries under the standards of training and certification, view list here: https://seaman-solutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/IMO_Whitelist.pdf