BSH

Verification of german documents (seafarers)

Confirmation of authenticity and validity via e-mail, fax, post or online

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) offers companies, holders of certificates or authorities of other states three ways to verify the authenticity and validity of German certificates of competency, certificates of proficiency or endorsements of recognition:

  • by e-mail to the BSH
    (with a form of the IMO)
  • by fax or post
    Please save the Formular Verifikation (PDF, 44KB, Not barrier-free file.) on your PC and send it by e-mail, fax or post to the BSH. You will receive an answer via the same sending method.
  • online
    (only for German certificates of competency, certificates of proficiency or endorsements of recognition by the BSH)

This procedure complies with the German data protection policies / EU General Data Protection Regulation / EU Data Protection Directive / German data protection guidelines and is secure. Please apply for access at the address on the right. Only maritime authorities and companies that can show credibly their legal claim to verify the authenticity and validity can apply. Please disclose who needs the access and for which reason.

access for registered users

Additional Information

Contact

24/7 Maritime Hotline +49 40 3190-7777

Contact

BSH Hamburg
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg
+49 40 3190-7125Fax: +49 40 3190-5000