1. Application for certificate of name

Kindly send the signed application, KR-0019, to post@nis-nor.no. A Norwegian call sign and IMO number will be assigned upon receipt of this application.

2. Notification for registration

The form KR-0030 must be signed with binding signature by the owner or owner's process agent (representative) and sent to post@nis-nor.no.

3. Tonnage Certificate

A Tonnage Certificate must be issued or approved by the NMA, section for mobile offshore units, before registration can take place.

4. Technical and operational safety

The unit’s technical and operational safety shall be audited and accepted by the NMA, section for Mobile Offshore Units.

5. Confirmation from the primary register

The primary register must give its consent to the MOU’s bareboat registration into the NOR for the duration of the bareboat charter period and for the MOU to sail under the Norwegian flag for that period. The following must also be stated: registered owner, registered owner’s full style address, registered mortgages, and other legal rights and that the MOU is not allowed to sail under the primary register’s flag during the bareboat charter period. 
Registration may take place upon receipt of a PDF copy.
Final registration will be conditional upon receipt of the original confirmation, amended with an Apostille or legalized by a Norwegian Consular Station within three weeks from the MOU's entry into the NOR.

6. Confirmation from the registered owner

Registered owner under the primary flag must consent to the MOU being bareboat registered into the NOR and for the MOU to sail under the Norwegian flag during the bareboat charter period. 
To be signed with binding signature by the registered owner, notarized with regards to issuer’s identity and authority to sign and, thereafter, amended with an Apostille or legalized by a Norwegian Consular station. 
Registration may take place upon receipt of a PDF copy.
Final registration will be conditional upon receipt of the original confirmation within three weeks from the MOU's entry into the NOR.

7. Consent from all mortgagees/holder of legal rights

Each mortgagee/holder of legal right must give their consent to bareboat registration of the MOU into the NIS. The declaration(s) must be forwarded in original.

8. Bareboat charter party

The bareboat charter party must state name and full style address of the registered owner and charterer as well as the validity of the charter party. A copy must be sent to post@nis-nor.no prior to registration.

9. The charterer’s nationality

Ref. the Norwegian Maritime Code Section 1. To ensure fulfilment, a declaration must be submitted. Please choose the correct form, KR-0001 - KR-00007. To be signed with binding signature and sent to post@nis-nor.no.

Additional documentation requirements for charterers who satisfy the requirements set out in the Maritime Code Section 1 third paragraph (EEA), not resident in Norway:

For companies:
 management agreement confirming that the vessel is part of the charterer’s economic activities established in Norway and that the vessel is operated from Norway. BIMCO’s standard agreement may be used. Please send a certified “true copy” to post@nis-nor.no 

For companies and private individuals: appoint a Norwegian Representative/Process Agent on form KR-0060. The representative/process agent must declare fulfillment of the nationality requirements in the Norwegian Maritime Code Section 1 by completing a “Declaration of Nationality” as described above. Please send both forms to post@nis-nor.no.

If the owner does not satisfy the requirements set out in the Maritime Code: application for dispensation may be directed to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Maritime Department.  

10. Company documentation, if the charterer is a foreign registered company

For Norwegian registered companies, the NOR relies on registered information in the company register in Brønnøysund. Foreign charterers must prepare equivalent documentation prior to registration. Read more about the requirements here. To be forwarded in original.

11. Appointment of ISM-liable company

The form, KR-0014 is to be signed by both parties and forwarded to the Department of Ship Registration with all signatures in original.

12. FORM 2

Amendment to the Closed CSR from the primary register, KR-IMO-02-BB
Kindly note that each CSR document is to be accompanied by a FORM 3, KR-IMO-03: Index of amendments to that specific document. Send to post@nis-nor.no.

13. Registration fees per 1 January 2021

NOK 3 715, - for the formal registration of the ship. An invoice will be sent out after registration has taken place. To ensure correct invoicing we kindly ask the recipient to fill in the payment information form, KR-0070. Send a signed copy to post@nis-nor.no

In addition, there will be charged initial- and annual fees according to the ship's NET, annual fee to maintain the registration as well as fees for dispensation applications and certain certificates ref. the NMA's Tariff of Fees / Fees Regulations.
Imported ships which have previously been registered in NOR or NIS are exempt from the initial fee.
Ships are exempt from the annual fee the year the ship is registered in the NOR register. 
See the Tariff of Fees S. 6 for special certificates and permits not covered by initial- and annual fees. 

Initial and annual NIS fees may be calculated by the use of this fee calculator. 

14. Will the MOU be situated abroad at the time of delivery

The nearest, Norwegian Consular Station will be contacted for assistance with issuance of a Provisional Certificate of Nationality/Registry upon registration. An original certificate will then be on board prior to departure. Provide us with the necessary information to proceed on KR-0011. Send to post@nis-nor.no.

15. Please note

All documents, notarial statements etc. must be issued in one of the Scandinavian languages, English or translated by a licensed translator.

All documents related to the registration process must be sent directly to the Department of Ship Registration
The Norwegian Maritime Authority, Department of Ship Registration
Visiting address: Nygårdsgaten 114, NO-5008 Bergen
Mailing address: P.O.Box 73 Nygårdstangen, NO-5838 Bergen

Contact us and we will guide you through the registration process
Phone (+47) 55 54 12 50, e-mail: post@nis-nor.no 

16. Maritime certificates

The NMA issues maritime certificates. Read more about certificates for mobile offshore units here.

17. Qualification and Medical Certificate Requirements

Maritime personnel must possess either Norwegian certificates of competency or a Norwegian endorsement on their national certificates. See our guidance on endorsements
Any questions regarding personnel certificates may be directed to the section for Education, Certification and Manning via phone no. (+47) 52 74 50 00+47) 52 74 50 00.
About Medical Certificates approved for service on board Norwegian vessels.

18. Please also remember to apply for a radio license

Maritime radio licenses are issued by Telenor Kystradio. Follow this link to Telenor Kystradio for license application for commercial vessels.