Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
Sachgebiet S 12
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Bereich Marine - Nautik

Christoph Fiscus
Phone: +49 40 31 90 71 89
Fax: +49 40 31 90 50 10
Mail: zeugnisse@bsh.de

Bereich Marine - Technik

Karsten Tapper
Phone: +49 40 31 90 71 24
Mail: zeugnisse@bsh.de


Issuance of certificates for (former) navy soldiers

If (former) navy soldiers wish to obtain certificates for service on merchant ships, the BSH will recognize the qualifications acquired in the Navy under certain conditions. The BSH and the Navy Office have regulated this recognition in an agreement (in German only).

The implementing regulations (in German only) for the agreement contain more detailed information on the requirements and the process of recognition.

Application form

Please process only one form at a time (not several).
For the sake of the environment:
Please send your applications to the BSH without plastic envelopes / folders.


Data protection declaration

Click here for more information on fees.

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Further information

Here you will find an up-to-date list of Recognized medical practitioners in Germany for medical fitness examinations.