Belize was placed on the IMO STCW White List in November 2001. Also, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has confirmed that in accordance with Regulation 1/8 of the STCW 1978 Convention, it has received the required independent evaluation which demonstrates that Belize is giving full and complete effect to the aforementioned Convention. The procedures for issuance of such Endorsements by IMMARBE are based on equivalence, requiring evidence that the applicant is in possession of an appropriate, recognized and valid certificate from a country that is on the STCW White List.

Applicants are kindly requested to submit the following documents for the issuance of endorsements of recognition of their certificates of competency under the provisions of the STCW 78/95 Сonvention:

  • Application form, duly completed and signed.
  • Declaration duly signed by the applicant.
  • А valid STCW ’95 Certificate of seafarer issued by a "White List" Аdministration, оriginal or copy.
  • А valid Endorsement attesting Certificate of seafarer issued by a “White List” Аdministration, оriginal or copy.
  • Seafarer’s Medical fitness certificate issued during the last 12 months (maximum).
  • Three (3) colored passport photographs.
  • Copies of the seafarer’s valid civil passport and Seaman’s book.
  • Record of sea service.
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate, copy or original.
  • А valid STCW ’95 certificate of GMDSS issued by a "White List" Administration, оriginal or copy (if applicable).
  • А valid Endorsement attesting Certificate of GMDSS issued by a “White List” administration, оriginal or copy (if applicable).
  • Certificate of Proficiency for Ship Security Officers (if applicable).

Please note that both officers and ratings on Belize flagged vessels should be endorsed.

Once all required documents are submitted, a Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA) will be issued which is valid for three months. During that time period Full Term Endorsement will be issued.

*We also drop your kind attention that Full Term Endorsement can be issued at once in case of submitting National COC verification results.

For fee and other inquiries concerning issuance of flag documents for seafarers, please contact our STCW department: