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Philippines - Renewal of Seaman Book

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  1. Apply in a POEA-licensed manning agency. They will evaluate your application and be interviewed.
  2. If you passed, you will get a recommendation to get Basic Safety Training from a certified training institution.
  3. The training institution will give you a certification for the completion of your basic safety course training.
  4. Together with your certification, you must also bring necessary documents. (Please see required documents stated below).
  5. Bring your complete requirements and photocopies of each document at the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) located at the PPL Bldg. 1000 UN Ave. cor. San Marcelino, Manila.
  6. Fill up the Application Form.
  7. Wait for the processing of your Seaman's Book.

Note: You can get your Seaman's book within the day if you have successfully accomplished all needed qualifications.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid Basic Safety Training (MARINA Authenticated, 1995 STCW Compliant or STCW Certificate)
  • MARINA/ PRC/NTC License or Board Certificate
  • MARINA/ PRC/NTC ID (for licensed officers)
  • Letter request from The Company/ Agency
  • POEA approved employment contract
  • Crew list duly signed by the Master
  • Clearance from MLAO as to monetary obligation
  • Photocopy of SIRB
  • Latest passport size photo
  • Documentary stamp

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Maritime Industry Authority
11th floor MARINA Building, Bonifacio Drive cor. 20th Street,
Port Area, Manila
Contact No.: (02) 8523-9078 / (02) 8524-2895

2nd floor MARINA Building,
Bonifacio Drive cor. 20th Street,
Port Area, Manila
Contact No.: (02) 8523-8660


MARINA Regional Office I and II
3F Tan Bldg., Quezon Ave., Sevilla Center,
San Fernando City, La Union
Contact No.: (072) 607-8108 / (072)607-8109
Email :
More detail in the link Map

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A seaman or seafarer who previously owns a Seaman's Book.


  • Regular Process : Php 800
  • Expidited Process: Php1500


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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  • The Seaman's book details everything about a seaman's career experience and training.
  • It is also regarded as seaman's passport but obviously this cannot replace a passport being issued by the government. This particular book is unique only for seafarers.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A seaman's book can be re-issued or renewed when a seafarer requested for it.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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