Why, When, and How to Request a Vessel Documentation Deletion Certificate

Deletion Certificate

An important but under-discussed piece of boat documentation is the deletion certificate, which will be key in regard to moving forward with your vessel in different case scenarios. Here, you will find all the information you need about the deletion application.

Vessel Documentation Deletion Certificate

A vessel documentation deletion certificate is the document that makes it official that the registration or license in question has been deleted from the Transport Canada registry of vessels. Once this certificate is processed, the vessel is no longer allowed to operate in Canadian waters, for they are no longer part of the official registry. This serves as a very useful tool in a variety of cases, but not everyone is aware of them, which is why we have all the information you might need about the process right here on our documentation portal. When might you need to file for vessel deletion? Let’s take a look.

The Vessel Is No Longer Operational

The most common reason for which people tend to file for the deletion of a vessel’s documentation is that the boat in question is no longer operational. This might be for all sorts of reasons. It might have been damaged beyond repair in an accident, it could be retired from use due to age, or it might have even sunk. Regardless of the reason for ceasing use of the vessel, it will be important to file for its deletion from the registry. All you have to do is request the deletion certificate using the corresponding form that you find on the sidebar. Once the deletion is processed, you will receive the certificate that will serve as proof of such.

The Vessel Is Being Registered Abroad

A vessel can’t be simultaneously registered with the maritime authorities of two different countries, which is why in order to register in a different country, it will first need to be deleted from the Canadian registry. This might be done because the owner is moving abroad and taking the boat along with them, or because the vessel is being sold to someone residing outside of Canada. Either way, you will need to file for deletion, since it’s very likely that the new registering authority will ask for the deletion certificate in order to process the new documentation. Head over to the deletion form on our sidebar in order to fill it out and submit it through our processors to Transport Canada.

Deletion Certificate

File For Deletion of Your Documentation

Transport Canada bureaucracy, like all sorts of administrative paperwork, can be quite annoying and inconvenient, which is why we here at the National Vessel Registry Center want to make it all easier for you. Our platform has everything you need in regard to vessel documentation, be it your registration, your license, or other similar documents. And the best part is that should you need any help at some point in the process, we are ready to address your doubts and questions. Just reach out to us by way of our contact page through email or phone. Our team wants to make sure that you process your documentation application without any trouble.