Transfer In

UKSR Watermark

If you are intending to transfer in from a dependent territory to the UK Ship Register, a different registration process can be followed, depending on the type of ship (Merchant, Large Yacht or Pleasure): 

Mechant Vessels (Part 1)

If you are intending to transfer in from a dependent territory to the UK Ship Register, follow these steps.

A vessel must transfer in like for like e.g. a commercial vessel must transfer over to the UK as a commercial vessel.

The following will be required to be sent to our office from the registry which is transferring to the UK Ship Register: 

  • Transcript of registry - the UK will use the official number from the transferring flag
  • Certificate of survey
  • ITC 69 (if applicable)
  • Request to Transfer form

The following will need to be submitted:

Registration Fee

Declaration of eligibility 

Application to change name and port 

Copy of the valid coding certificate – issued by a class/certifying authority 

A coding certificate is required for all commercial vessels under 24m. A large commercial yacht over 24m will require a large yacht certificate issued by Ensign.

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.

Large Yacht (Part 1)

If you are intending to transfer in from a dependent territory to the UK Ship Register, follow these steps.

A vessel must transfer in like for like e.g. a commercial vessel must transfer over to the UK as a commercial vessel.

The following will be required to be sent to our office from the registry which is transferring to the UK Ship Register: 

  • Transcript of registry - the UK will use the official number from the transferring flag
  • Certificate of survey
  • ITC 69 (if applicable)
  • Request to Transfer form

The following will need to be submitted:

Registration Fee

Declaration of eligibility 

Application to change name and port 

Copy of the valid coding certificate issued by a class/certifying authority 

A coding certificate is required for all commercial vessels under 24m. A large commercial yacht over 24m will require a large yacht certificate issued by Ensign.

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.

Pleasure Vessels (Part 1)

If you are intending to transfer in from a dependent territory to the UK Ship Register, follow these steps.

A vessel must transfer in like for like e.g. a pleasure vessel must transfer over to the UK as a commercial vessel.

We will require the following from the registry which is transferring to the UK Ship Register:

  • Transcript of registry - the UK will use the official number from the transferring flag
  • Certificate of survey
  • ITC 69 (if applicable)
  • Request to Transfer form 

The following will need to be submitted by the owner:

Declaration of eligibility

Application to change name and port 

A vessel official number will remain the same on registries that are part of the Red Ensign Group.