How to apply for a GMDSS STCW endorsement

MSF 4354: Application for initial STCW endorsement and subsequent revalidation to GMDSS certificate of competence



Please email your application and supporting documents to

Please ensure your documents are included as attachments or within a .zip folder. Unfortunately, we can’t open .rar extensions or links to file-sharing services (e.g. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox etc).

If you are revalidating your UK CoC at the same time, please use form MSF 4201 instead

Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 19 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Fixed invalid UK/EU courier fee link

  2. Added additional information regarding COVID-19's impact on GMDSS applications.

  3. COVID-19 update (unable to accept applications by post)

  4. Updated version of form.

  5. Application form updated with fee change.

  6. Application form updated

  7. Application form has been updated and title has been changed

  8. Form Update

  9. First published.