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Renew Marine Driving License

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Renewal of licenses for marine  crew, as well as issuance of permits for various marine professions, such as marine pilot, trainer and inspector.

By licensing marine craft crew, DMCA aims at increasing awareness and recognition of safety requirements, marine navigational rules, knowledge of the internal and external waters of the emirate and navigational signs in such areas.

Individuals: including UAE citizens and expatriates.

  • Customer Happiness Centre – Dubai Maritime City Authority building “B”.
  • Customer Happiness Centre – Al Shindagha area – Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) building

Validity of Driving License / Permits

License / Permit Type

Validity from the Date of Issue

Renewable Period

Pleasure Marine Craft Driving License

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Pleasure Marine Craft Temporary Driving License

3 months

Non Renewable

Commercial Marine Craft Driving License

5 years

NA

Abra Driving License

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Traditional Wooden Marine Craft Driving License

5 years

NA

Fishing Marine Craft Driving License

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Boat Driving License

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Navigation Crew Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Engine Operator Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Engine Operator Assistant Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Electrical Engineer Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Pilot Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Inspector Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Sports Trainer Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Craft Driving Inspector Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Diving Inspector or Guide Permit

5 years

Renewable for similar period

Marine Craft Driving License Renewal

Pleasure Marine Craft Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the pleasure marine craft driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  4. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  5. Original renewed copy of expired competency certificate.
  6. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the pleasure marine craft driving license shall be issued for two years as of date of issue, and will be renewable for a similar period.

Commercial Marine Craft Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the commercial marine craft driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  4. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  5. Original copy of valid good conduct certificate issued by Dubai Police General Headquarters.
  6. NOC from sponsor if applicant is expatriate.
  7. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.
  8. Original renewed copy of expired competency certificate.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the commercial marine craft driving license shall be issued for three years as of date of issue, and will be renewable for a similar period.

Traditional Marine Craft Driving License Renewal (Abra/Driver)

Abra (Abbar) Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the Abra driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  4. NOC from sponsor if applicant is expatriate.
  5. Copy of Emirates ID card for Abra owner.
  6. Copy of Abra license on which the applicant will work.
  7. Original copy of valid good conduct certificate issued by Dubai Police General Headquarters.
  8. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  9. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the Abra driving license shall be issued for three years as of date of issue, and will be renewable for a similar period once all requirements are made available.

Traditional Marine Craft Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the traditional marine craft driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  4. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  5. Original copy of valid good conduct certificate issued by Dubai Police General Headquarters
  6. NOC from sponsor if applicant is expatriate.
  7. Original renewed copy of expired competency certificate.
  8. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the traditional marine craft (floating Restaurant) driving license shall be issued for three years as of date of issue.

Fishing Marine Craft Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the fishing marine craft driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals.
  4. Original skipper or deputy skipper valid license issued by Ministry of Environment and Water.
  5. Copy of valid membership certificate of Dubai Fishermen Co-op Association.
  6. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. (Eye test)
  7. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the fishing marine craft driving license shall be issued for three years as of date of issue and will be renewable for a similar period.

Marine Boat Driving License Renewal

After completing all requirements, the marine boat driving license shall be renewed through one single stage.

Required Documents

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Request letter from an official authority.
  4. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  5. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  6. Original renewed copy of expired competency certificate.
  7. Original DMCA marine craft driving license.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the marine boat driving license shall be issued for three years as of date of issue and will be renewable for a similar period.

Marine Craft Crew Permit Renewal

The customer shall apply for permit renewal within one month as of permit expiry date.

Required Documents:

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates provided that the applicant shall not be less than (20) years old.
  4. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  5. Original copy of valid good conduct certificate issued by Dubai Police General Headquarters
  6. NOC from sponsor if applicant is expatriate.
  7. Original renewed copy of competency certificate.
  8. Original DMCA permit.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, the marine craft crew permit shall be renewed for three years as of date of issue and will be renewable for a similar period.

Marine Permit Renewal

The customer shall apply for permits renewal in no more than one month as of the date of permit expiry.

Required Documents:

  1. Filling the marine crew licensing application form.
  2. One recent personal photograph with white-colour background.
  3. Original Emirates ID card and passport copy for UAE nationals, or original Emirates ID card and copy   of passport and valid residence visa for expatriates.
  4. Original Copy of medical fitness certificate issued by DMCA certified medical centres. Application form.
  5. Original copy of valid good conduct certificate issued by Dubai Police General Headquarters
  6. Original renewed copy of competency certificate.
  7. Original DMCA permit.

Upon receiving and reviewing all the required documents, marine permits shall be renewed for three years as of date of issue, and will be renewable for a similar period. 

  • Medical centres certified by DMCA
  • Training centres and institutes certified by DMCA

Service

Fees

Pleasure marine craft driving license renewal

AED 620

Commercial marine craft driving license renewal

AED 920

Abra driving license renewal

AED 220

Traditional Marine craft driving license renewal

AED 320

Fishing marine craft driving license renewal

AED 920

Marine boat driving license renewal

AED 920

Mariner permit renewal

AED 320

Marine engine operator permit renewal

AED 770

Marine engine operator assistant permit renewal

AED 470

Marine electrical engineer permit renewal

AED 770

Marine pilot permit renewal

AED 920

Marine inspector permit renewal

AED 920

Marine sports trainer permit renewal

AED 1,020

Marine crafts driving instructor permit renewal

AED 1,020

Diving instructor or guide permit renewal

AED 1,020

Payment can be made in cash only to the Customer Service Centres of Dubai Maritime City Authority.

From Sunday to Thursday 08:00 am till 01:00 pm

The service is not available during official holidays determined by the country or any time using the DMCA service portal or mobile app.

Processing time varies depending on the procedure, type of requested license and experience certificates.

All our customers’ inquiries shall be handled at the same time, or within a period that does not exceed (48) hours in case the request is needed to be addressed to another division.

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