Your vessel registration will always have to reflect accurate and current information. This means, among other things, that it needs to be tied to the port of registry where you maintain the vessel. Let’s take a closer look at this.
Determining Your Port of Registry
While you’re not using it, your vessel is most likely going to be docked at a specific port most of the time. Not only that, but this will also be the port under which your registration is filed. Just like you need to tie your vessel registration to your own address, you will also have to tie it to a particular port. Taking this into account, you will have to select a port at which you want to register your vessel. Most people go for the one closest to their place of residence or work for the sake of convenience. Of course, factors such as the cost of docking will also be important in determining what port you end up choosing.
Registering Your Vessel
In order to make sure your vessel is tied to the corresponding port, you will need to register your vessel with Transport Canada. This process involves you having to submit the corresponding application to them. Don’t worry, this isn’t complex, but it will certainly entail some attention to detail. After all, if you get any information wrong, you might end up getting your application returned, further delaying your registration process. This form will mostly just involve the submission of some very straightforward information about the vessel itself (mostly basic manufacturing data), as well as identifying contact information about you as the owner. Once you submit this form, which can be done directly through our platform, it will only be a matter of time before you receive your certificate of registration.
Changing the Port on Your Registration
Now, if you move at some point, you will have to file a form to change the address on the registration. This will also be the case if you need to change the registry port. Most of the time, if you have to change one you will have to change both, but that’s not necessarily the case all the time. Maybe you’re moving somewhere that’s still close to the port, or you’re changing the port but remaining at home. Either way, you will have to submit the same form for either, and you will find it here on our website for your convenience. Just make sure that both the address and the port end up on the form correctly.
Find Every Vessel Documentation Form
Every vessel owner in Canada knows how important it is to keep your registration in order at the time of operating in Canadian waters. After all, you want to avoid having to pay fines or having your vessel forcibly docked. In the interest of helping you keep everything in order, we at the National Vessel Registry Center have made sure to provide you with all the relevant forms to make port and address changes and the platform to submit them. If at any point in the process you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling us at +1 (800) 419-9569 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.