Application for a discharge book, British seaman's card (MSF 4509)

Application for a discharge book and or British seaman's card.


MSF 4509 - Application for a UK Discharge Book and/or a British Seaman’s Card

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Please be advised that it has been necessary to temporarily suspend the premium service option for Discharge Books and British Seaman’s Cards owing to Covid 19 restrictions, working from home and restricted access to the office. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

It is important that the guidance notes and instructions on pages 4, 5 and 6 are read, prior to completing the application and all required information has been provided.

Your application must be clearly written, as mistakes cannot be rectified without payment of an additional fee.

Published 2 July 2014
Last updated 19 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. New version of form added with new version number.

  2. Information add on the temporary suspension of premium discharge book service

  3. New form revision for MSF 4509

  4. New revision uploaded

  5. First published.