A Danish certificate of recognition is a certificate issued to a seafarer who has not completed a Danish exam or does not hold a Danish certificate of competency, who would like to be engaged on a ship flying the Danish flag.
Apply online for certificates
Typically, shipowners and agents will apply for certificates of recognition on behalf of the seafarers. If you are a citizen of the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you yourself can apply for a Danish certificate of recognition.
If you apply as a shipowner or an agent, you are to use the shipowner's CVR number.
When applying, you must have your NemID or your employee signature as well as your credit card at hand. We request a fee of DKK 855 for certificates. You must attach a digital photo against a uniform background meeting the requirements for passport photos.
Apply for certificate
At the moment, we need an average of five days to consider applications, but you should always remember to apply well in advance.
Once you have applied, you will receive two emails, one confirming receipt of your application together with a case number, and one confirming receipt of your payment.
Should you have any questions or need to forward additional documentation for your case, you should answer the email received together with your case number.
In connection with future email enquiries, please leave out sensitive information, such as your social security number, since the internet connection is not encrypted. However, if you do submit documentation containing your social security number, please cover the last four digits.