Endorsements from Barbados

Barbados Maritime Administration issues endorsements to Officers only. Endorsed are diplomas issued under the provisions of the 1978 STCW Convention. To obtain an endorsement / seaman's passport, applicants must submit copies of the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of seagoing experience (for 1 year total) within the last 5 years
  • Coloured photo (passport sample)
  • Certificate of Competency issued by the “White List” administration and endorsement
  • GMDSS issued by the “White List” administration and endorsement
  • SSO Certificate (VI / 5)
  • Travel Passport
  • Seaman’s book
  • Medical Certificate (issued in accordance with STCW Regulation I / 9 and valid for at least 3 months)
  • Endorsement issued before

Upon receipt of readable document copies and payment, provisional certificate valid for 3 months is issued. Permanent endorsement will be issued within period of 3 months depending on verification of certificate.

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