ClassNK e-Certificate

Service to issue/provide Class and Statutory Certificates with Electronic file

ClassNK e-Certificate issues and provides Full-term (Final) certificate(s) of Class and each Statutory with Secured Electronic file (PDF) in place of traditional paper certificates.(Standardization of e-Certificate in principle from January 2022)

The service offers the following features and is compliant with the IMO FAL guidelines (FAL 5/Circ.39/Rev 2).

  • Protects against tampering/falsification through Secure PDF and Digital Signature
  • Transmission of certificate files via secure web server
  • Online verification of authenticity
  • Easy access from mobile devices via QR (Quick Response) Code

Please refer to the pamphlet below for more details.

Declaration Letter

For the explanation to third parties, please download below Declaration Letter and keep it onboard with of e-Certificates. (Requirement of IMO guideline)

IMO Guidelines

Guideline No. Title Home Page
FAL.5/Circ.39
/Rev.2
GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES International Maritime Organization (IMO)

List of Flag States which authorized issuance of e-certificates

Flag States Home Page
Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping
Australia ---
Bahamas The Bahamas Maritime Authority
Bahrain ---
Bangladesh ---
Barbados ---
Belgium SPF Mobilité et Transports
Belize ---
Bermuda Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority
Brazil ---
British Virgin Islands ---
Brunei Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam
Cayman Islands ---
Cook Islands MARITIME COOK ISLANDS
Curacao ---
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus/ Deputy Ministry of Shipping
Denmark DANISH MARITIME AUTHORITY
Dominica ---
Finland ---
Georgia ---
Gibraltar Gibraltar Maritime Administration
India Directorate General of Shipping Ministry of Shipping Government of India
Isle of Man Isle of Man Ship Registry
Jordan ---
Kiribati Kiribati Ship Registry
Kuwait ---
Liberia Liberian Registry/LISCR
Lithuania Lithuanian transport safety administration
Luxembourg Luxembourg Maritime Administration
Malaysia ---
Malta Transport Malta
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands/IRI
Myanmar Department of Marine Administration
Netherlands ---
Niue ---
Norway ---
Oman ---
Palau Palau International Ship Registry
Panama Panama Maritime Authority/SEGUMAR
Philippines ---
Portugal (RC) & Portugal/Madeira ---
Saudi Arabia ---
Serbia ---
Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore/MPA
South Africa ---
Sri Lanka Merchant Shipping Secretariat
ST. Kitts And Nevis ---
St. Vincent and the Grenadines ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Switzerland ---
Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Directorate General for Maritime
Tuvalu Tuvalu Ship Registry
UAE ---
UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
USA United States Coast Guard
Vanuatu Vanuatu Maritime Services Limited

For authorized status of Flag States other than above list, please contact the Classification Department (Certification Section).

Guidelines regarding e-Certificates issued by Port State Control (PSC) authorities

Authorities Title Home Page
Paris MOU GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES Paris MOU

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the below frequetly asked questions.

ClassNK e-Certificate User Manual

Applications and Inquiries

Issuance of e-Certificate is ClassNK standard service.
Each certificate is issued as an e-Certificate for ships whose flag states authorize to issue e-Certificate.
No application required to use the service.

Inquiries about service details and operation

Classification Department (Certification Section)
NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
TEL: +(81)-43-294-6469
FAX: +(81)-43-294-5449
E-Mail: nkecert@classnk.or.jp