Registration of commercial vessels in NIS/NOR

Norwegian vessels with a length of 15 meters or more must be registered in NIS or NOR if the conditions for registration there have been met ref. the Norwegian Maritime Code S. 11. Vessels under construction in Norway and contracts for construction in Norway may be registered in the Shipbuilding Register.

Would you rather register a recreational craft?

"The Ship Register" encompasses the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and our domestic register, the Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR) with its subdivision, the Shipbuilding Register (BYGG).

The Department of Ship Registration is located in Bergen
Bills of Sale, ship mortgages and other documents related to the registration process are considered received once they are in the possession of the department in Bergen.

To avoid delays with the registration process, kindly forward all originals directly to: 
The Norwegian Maritime Authority, Department of Ship Registration
PO Box 73 Nygårdstangen, N-5838 BERGEN

Visiting address: Nygårdsgaten 114, N-5008 BERGEN

Contact us on phone no. (+47) 55 54 12 50,


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