FAS, Undir Bryggjubakka 29, 110-Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Tel + 298 351 500

Registration procedures

Step by step guide

FAS is managed by The Faroese Maritime Authority (FMA). If you are considering flying the Faroese flag, please contact the FMA Survey and Manning office on tel. +298 355600. Our flag  team will determine whether your vessel meets the requirements for registration and assist you in the registration process.

It is obligatory that you appoint a Faroese processing agent unless a Faroese resident is a binding member of the company. Please see a comprehensive list of processing agents and law firms here and fill out this form and send it to fma@fma.fo

Only the formal owner of the vessel is entitled to register in FAS, with exception of the bareboat register in FAS.

 

1. Introductory forms and documentation

Submit the following documents by email to the shipping company's contact person and fma@fma.fo:

 

2. Forms for ship registration

In order to have a ship registered in FAS, a number of documents must be filled in and forwarded to the Faroese Maritime Authority:

  • Notification for registration, one per ship to be flagged in
  • Rights Certificate with details of the company (board members, persons authorized to sign contracts, etc.)
  • Details about the ship (type, name, homeport, function, GT, NT, signal letters, etc.)
  • Builder´s Certificate or deed of conveyance.
  • Discharge Certificate or certificate of declaration from the foreign registry to the effect that the foreign registration has been or will be deleted when the vessel is registered in FAS.
  • Certificate from the foreign registry confirming that the owner of the vessel was listed in the registry as the owner of the vessel.
  • Signatures of persons listed on an application for registration of a shipping company must be made personally in the Faroe Islands International Ship Register's office or be verified by witnesses or a notary public.

Documents must be in English or a Scandinavian Language.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call +298 351500 for assistance.

 

3. Faroese certificate of recognition

In order to serve on a Faroese flagged vessel, foreign officers and cooks will have to apply for a Certificate of Recognition. The Faroese shipping company or agent will apply on behalf of the seafarer. See the procedure here.

4. Minimum safe manning document (MSMD)
In order to be issued with a minimum safe manning document, you must fill in an application form.

Here you can apply for a minimum safe manning document. 

Applications should be forwarded to fma@fma.fo.

As regards questions related to safe manning, please contact the Faroese Maritime Authority's section for Inspection & Survey by email: fma@fma.fo

 

5. DMLC certificate – part I
You must apply for a DMLC certificate, part I, within a period of six months from the change of flag.

Apply for a DMLC - part 1 

 

6. Bunkers certificate
In order to be issued with a bunkers certificate, the ship-owner must fill in an application form.

Apply for a bunkers certificate

The application should be forwarded together with a copy of the valid "Blue Card" from the insurance company and proof of payment to: bunkercertifikat@oem.dk.

As soon as the interim certificate of nationality has been issued, the bunkers certificate will also be issued.

 

7. Wreck removal certificate
In order to be issued with a wreck removal certificate, the shipowner must fill in an application form.

Apply for a wreck removal certificate

The application should be forwarded together with a copy of the valid "Blue Card" from the insurance company and proof of payment to: bunkercertifikat@oem.dk.

As soon as the interim certificate of nationality has been issued, the wreck removal certificate will also be issued.

 

8. CLC certificate
In order to be issued with a CLC certificate, you must fill in an application form.

Apply for a CLC certificate

The application should be forwarded together with a copy of the valid "Blue Card" from the insurance company and proof of payment to: cfs@dma.dk.

As soon as the interim certificate of nationality has been issued, the CLC certificate will also be issued.

 

9. Continuous Synopsis Record – CSR application
Submit initial input form and form 2.

Guidelines and forms related to CSR are available here.


11. LRIT Conformance test report

The shipowner must ensure that a new "conformance test report" on LRIT as well as contact details about the CSO are forwarded to the Faroese Maritime Authority.

12. Permit for a ship radio station
In order to be issued with a call sign and a permit for at ship radio station, you must submit an application for a call sign and MMSI number with the Telecommunication Authority of the Faroe Islands.

13. Registration for being able to sign on and sign off seafarers
The Faroese Maritime Authority must receive a copy of the mustering list upon request. You will get access to an online system when your vessel is registered into FAS.