New registration of a ship under construction in Norway

  • Published: 05/02/2014

Vessels under construction may voluntarily be registered in a separate part of the NOR register, the Shipbuilding Register. Estimated length must be 10 meters or more, ref. the Norwegian Maritime Code of 24 June 1994 No. 39 S.31. Documentation requirements for registration in the Shipbuilding Register are outlined below.

1. Identification of the vessel during the construction period

The hull number combined with name of the shipbuilder is the unique identification during this period. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the whole combination is entered into all notifications and documents.

In order to prevent delays in the registration process, we kindly ask for all forms to be completely filled in.

2. Owner during the construction period

There are no requirements to owner's nationality. Accordingly, a foreign person or entity may be registered as owner.

3. The notification form

Notification to the Shipbuilding Register, KR-0013.

Please ensure that there is consistency between the selected registration option and the construction period stated in the notification. 

For registration of ship under construction: Tick off for alternative I in the notification. The construction period must have started.

Who must sign?

Registered owner during the construction period is defined in the notification form. It is, therefore, essential that all parties (builder/contracting party/owner) sign the form with binding signature. For companies: according to the certificate of company registration.

The signed form is to be sent to post@nis-nor.no.

4. Do you wish to amend the registration with the shipbuilding contract?

Send the original contract to the Department of Ship Registration along with the remaining documents.

5. Fees as of 1 January 2018

NOK 3 390, -
NOK 2 384, - per mortgage.
An invoice will be sent out after registration has taken place. To ensure correct invoicing we kindly ask the recipient to fill in the form payment information, KR-0070 and send the signed form to post@nis-nor.no.

In addition, there will be charged applicable fee rates and hourly rates related to the initial-and annual fees based on the vessel’s length/ NET as well as other, relevant fees (for example dispensation applications and certain certificates) ref. the NMA's Tariff of Fees / Fees Regulations.

6. Please note

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
P.O.Box 73 Nygårdstangen
N-5838 BERGEN

Contact us and we will guide you through the registration process

Phone: + 47 55 54 12 50
post@nis-nor.no

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