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Submitting applications

Please submit applications by mail and also indicate if you need certificates by a specific date. The relevant forms can be found on this website under Applications · Documents or in the relevant texts under Certificates for Seafarers.

Contact by e-mail

Please contact us with questions about an application or with other questions at:

For questions regarding the authenticity and validity of certificates (verification), please contact: 

Questions regarding endorsements of recognition should be directed to:

Telephone contact

If required, please contact the following persons for the following topics:

General information on certificates for seafarers
Questions about submitted applications
Questions regarding authenticity and validity of certificates (verification)

  • Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 25
  • Mon, Tue, Thu:  9 - 12 am  and  1 - 3 pm
  • Wed:                                              1 - 3 pm
  • Fri:                       9 - 12 am  and  1 - 2:30 pm

Endorsements for foreign navigational and engineering certificates of competency and radio operator's certificates

  • Phone: + 40 40 31 90 -71 28

Consultation in professional matters
Deviation from the prescribed training course, including navy
Evaluation of foreign certificates of competency

  • Nautical Sciences: Münster, Ulrike - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 21
  • Engineering: Tapper, Karsten - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 24
  • Maritime Radio: Wilde, Simone - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 79 (Mon - Thu:  9 am - 1 pm)

Regulatory work
Approval and monitoring of courses and modules

  • Neumann, Michael - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 88
  • Tapper, Karsten - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 24
  • Thielen, Silke - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 76 (daily 9 - 12 am, Thursdays excepted)
  • Wilde, Simone - Phone: +49 40 31 90 -71 79 (Mon - Thu:  9 am - 1 pm)

Our address:

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg