The Process of Getting a Certificate of Deletion of the Vessel Explained

certificate of deletion of the vessel

There are many different kinds of vessel-related documents that you might have to get throughout your ownership of a boat or ship, but the last one you’ll have to deal with will be the certificate of deletion of the vessel

What is a Certificate of Deletion?

A certificate of deletion is a document that certifies the removal of a particular vessel’s registration from Transport Canada’s official registry. This can serve a variety of different purposes, but more than anything it allows the owner to control the end of their registration to their liking as soon as they decide they no longer want to make use of the vessel here in Canada. Because removing something from a registry is, well, a removal action, you are given a certificate as part of this process in order to show that the deletion did, in fact, take place. This way, your certificate of deletion of the vessel can serve as proof of the removal going forward.

When Will You Need One?

You might want to delete a vessel from the Canadian Registry of Vessels because it’s busted, no longer working, or unsalvageable. If you can no longer use the vessel, after all, you no longer need to maintain the registration, right? There’s no point to it anymore, so getting a certificate of deletion of a vessel can be an official way to register that you are no longer making use of the vessel in question. This certificate will also come in handy when you are exporting the vessel or selling it to a foreigner who intends to register it in a different country. In fact, they themselves might need to present this certificate in order to register the vessel in a different country as proof that the vessel is no longer registered here in Canada.

How to Apply for One?

Now, applying for a certificate of deletion isn’t hard. In fact, it’s a very straightforward process. Once you’re well aware of what the process will entail and understand its connotations, you can go ahead and submit the corresponding form, which you will find here on our website. As part of this form, you only have to provide your information as vessel owner, as well as the identifying information about the vessel that’s included in the registry. Once you’ve filled this out, you will simply have to submit it along with payment for the deletion fee and it will only be a short matter of time before you’re granted the certificate. 

Certificate of Deletion of Vessel

Whether you’re looking to get your initial vessel registration or your certificate of deletion of vessel, we want the process to be easy for you. This is why we make it so you can conveniently fill out and submit every relevant form through our website directly to Transport Canada. If you have any question about what the process you’re taking care of entails, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Just give us a call at +1 (800) 419-9569 or email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.