National Vessel Registry Center

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receiver general for canada
pleasure craft licence
transfer of ownership
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marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licesnsing system
canadian register of vessels
provisional certificate vessel
vessel registration transcripts
historical research
bare boat chartered vessels


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vessel registration query system
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pleasure craft electronic licensing system

National Vessel Registry Center, Corp. is NOT Transport Canada; we are a third party agency that handles Canadian Vessel Registration processing to Transport Canada.


The Best Method for Importing a Vessel into Canada

Importing a vessel into Canada is a lot more complicated than simply driving or riding it over the border. There are many fantastic boats in Canada. However, sometimes the absolute perfect boat is over the border in America. When someone has their heart set on a watercraft, they shouldn’t let the process for importing a…

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Better Understanding Documentation for a Canadian Vessel

Having the proper documentation for a Canadian vessel makes boating that much more enjoyable. When a boater lacks a Canadian registry certificate, the fear of being stopped by the authorities is always going to be in the back of their mind. Once the boater has the right documentation, they can just enjoy the simple pleasure…

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Provisions of a Provisional Certificate for a Vessel in Canada

“Form 9 – application for provisional certificate of registry” can sound very confusing. When someone first buys a new boat, they usually can’t wait to use it. Whether it’s for fun with the family or to get their business off the ground, the last thing anyone wants to do is take more time to do…

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Registering Your Boat and the Form 7-Mortgage Registration

You want to buy a new boat, but need to obtain a mortgage in order to afford the cost. In order to take out a mortgage, you will most likely be required by the lender to register your vessel with Transport Canada. Only vessels which have been registered in this form are allowed to have…

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Why You Need Form 1- Application for Registry

This is the first time that you have owned your own vessel, and you need to make sure that it is probably documented and registered. All of the paperwork required to submit an application can be very daunting to the beginner, and if you are uncertain about the status of your vessel, then you may…

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Working Out Tonnage Measurements with Form 4a

Registering a vessel is a complicated process, and Transport Canada has many requirements that you must fulfill correctly before you will be accepted and given a registration certificate. When you are reading through the application forms, you will notice that there are some requirements about the type of boat that you have, including the size,…

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What Is A Pleasure Craft License?

You have just purchased a new vessel for your collection, and are uncertain whether you will need to use a license on your new boat. Understanding what licensing a vessel requires, and how it may affect the ability to operate your boat can be very important. If you have been told that you will be…

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When Will You Need A Provisional Certificate For A Vessel?

Applying for a certificate of registration for your vessel can take a long time, and you have to go through several steps of a legal process in order to obtain documentation you require. Making sure that your boat is correctly registered is vital if you don’t want problems with customs or shipping agencies. While you…

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