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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF SHIPS IN BELIZE

ADVANTAGES OF REGISTERING IN BELIZE:

  • Same day registrations are available
  • No restrictions on nationality, type, class or size of the vessel
  • Can obtain provisional or permanent status
  • Dual registrations are allowed
  • No requirement to have a local crew
If you have all the required documents at hand, you can apply immediately for the permanent registration, which is valid for five years.

If the documentation for the permanent registration is not readily available, you can obtain a provisional registration, which is valid for 6 months. Before the expiration of the provisional registration, you are expected to gather all necessary documents for the permanent registration or your registration may be cancelled.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION:

  • Name of Ship (Need to verify availability)
  • Fully completed and signed application form for Registration of Ships (Please request)
  • Application for Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
  • Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate
  • International Tonnage certificate
  • Proof of Ownership (Bill of Sale, Auction Document or Builderís Certificate)
  • Letter of Appointment appointing us as shipping agents in Belize
  • Proof of Compliance with ISM Code-Copy of Document of Compliance and Safety Management Certificate
  • Letter of undertaking from ship owner that the applications for the Endorsements of Licenses for officers will be submitted
REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMANENT REGISTRATION:
  • Name of Ship (Need to verify availability)
  • Application for Registration
  • Letter of Appointment appointing us the vesselís registered agent
  • Builderís certificate if the vessel is new
  • A Bill of Sale or Protocol of Delivery if the vessel was previously registered
  • A deletion certificate stating the name of the previous owner, that the deletion was granted for transfer to the Belizean Registry, that the vessel is free of liens, encumbrances and commitments.
  • Tonnage Certificate issued on behalf of the Government of Belize by surveying company
  • Application for Maritime Ship Station License appointing a radio accounting entity
  • Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate in compliance with GMDSS Code issued on behalf of the government of Belize
  • Documents of Compliance and Safety Management Certificate issued on behalf of the government of Belize
**All original documents must be notarized as follows:
  • the authenticity of the signatures that appear on the document
  • the authority of the person executing the document
**All copies must be notarized as follows:
  • the authenticity of the signatures that appear on the document
  • the authority of the person executing the document
  • the document is a true copy of the original
**If the document is not in English, the document must be officially translated.

COST:

Application Processing Fee US $250.00
Administration & Miscellaneous ExpensesUS $100.00
General Sales Tax (12.5% of $350.00) US $ 43.75
   TOTAL FEES US $393.75
  

Annual Fees:
Application Processing Fee US $350.00
Administration & Miscellaneous ExpensesUS $100.00
General Sales Tax (12.5% of $450.00) US $ 56.25
   TOTAL FEES US $506.25

Plus fees paid to Immarbe as per fee schedule below.
Plus $50.00 per hour for any additional work done.

Note: The above does not include fees for transportation, communication, notarization of documents and overseas couriers.

SCHEDULE OF FEES IN US DOLLARS:

1. Registration Fees:

(a) Vessels up to 500 G.T.$ 200.00
(b) Vessels of 501 to1,000 G.T.$ 300.00
(c) Vessels of 1,001 to 2,000 G.T.$ 500.00
(d) Vessels of 2,001 to 5,000 G.T.$1,000.00
(e) Vessels of 5,001 to 10,000 G.T.$1,500.00
(f) Vessels of more than 10,000 G.T.$3,000.00
2. Annual Tax:
(a) US $0.10 per net ton or fraction thereof 
3. Annual Service Tax:
(a) Vessels up to 500 G.T.$ 200.00
(b) Vessels of 501 to 1,000 G.T.$ 300.00
(c) Vessels of 1,001 to 2,000$ 500.00
(d) Vessels of 2,001 to 5,000 G.T.$1,000.00
(e) Vessels of 5,001 to 10,000 G.T.$1,500.00
(f) Vessels of more than 10,000 G.T.$3,000.00
4. Annual Inspection Tax:
(a) Vessels of 0 to 1,500 G.T.$ 500.00
(b) Vessels of 1,501 to 8,000 G.T.$1,000.00
(c) More than 8,000 G.T.$1,500.00
5. Documentary Fees and Other taxes
(a) New licenses due to transfer of ownership$1,000.00
(b) New licenses for amendment in vesselís structure or particulars, other than simple corrections$ 500.00
(c) Deregistration$ 750.00
(d) Issuance of duplicate navigation licenses Due to loss or destruction of the original$ 300.00
(e) Dual registration Fee$ 500.00
(f) Extension of navigation licenses$ 300.00
(g) Reservation of vesselís name (per month)$ 20.00
* G.T. denotes gross tonnage.




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