Frequently Asked Questions - Registration
Yes. All documents can be physically delivered or emailed to any of the Registration locations throughout the world (see relevant contact information for each location under Contact Us). Additionally, if copies are being supplied, the documentation should be supported by an Undertaking that originals will be delivered within 7 days of the date of service.
The documentation held on a vessel’s registration file is available only to the registered owner or his/her authorised representatives. The only documentation available to third parties is the vessel’s Transcript of British Registry (see Purchase Vessel Transcripts).
Yes. All information held on the Shipping Register, including mortgage details, is considered to be public record and available for viewing for a fee. Persons may inspect the Shipping Register at our Head Office located at the Government Administration Building in George Town, during normal office hours. This information is also available in the form of a Transcript of British Registry (see Purchase Vessel Transcripts).
In most cases yes, provided that it has all of the information required by Cayman and that it has been issued by one of the six Classification Societies authorised by Cayman. In some instances, however, additional supporting information may be requested.
Yes. By pre-arrangement, we can provide an “out-of-office” service that is available outside normal office hours, however, there is an additional fee for this service. For further information, please contact the relevant Registration location at which you are interested in having the service completed (see Contact Us).
Yes. For an additional service charge, we offer an “over-the-counter” service whereby transactions may be completed “on-the-spot” on the same day once the required forms, supporting documentation and applicable fees are paid to the Cayman Registry. For further information, please contact the relevant Registration location at which you are interested in having the service completed (see Contact Us).
Under normal circumstances, transactions are completed within 24 hours upon receipt of all forms, supporting documentation and applicable fees.
Yes. All registration documentation may be provided either in original form or copies accompanied by an Undertaking to deliver the originals to Cayman within 7 days of the date of service.
Yes. Provided that the Cayman Registry is in receipt of the necessary application forms, supporting documentation and relevant fee. At this time, the client may wish to apply for a Ship Radio Station License via the Information & Communications Technology Authority. Also, once the Official Number and Call Sign have been issued, the client may wish to have the vessel marked and a Carving and Marking Note may be issued once the Certificate of Survey has been submitted and approved.