An owner, agent or master must declare the arrival of their vessel within 24 hours upon arrival in Singapore at the One-Stop Document Centre (OSDC) or through Marinet
An owner, agent or master must make a declaration within 24 hours of a vessel’s arrival in Singapore.
The declaration requires the submission these documents:
These should be submitted to the MPA One-Stop-Document Centre (OSDC) (see below for address and contact).
OSDC will allot a GDV Number (General Declaration of Vessel Number) on receipt of the required documents, and stamp the GDV Number on all copies of the General Declaration.
The OSDC will retain the original copy of the General Declaration for arrival of vessel and return a copy of it to the shipping agent.
The shipping community may choose to carry out port clearance formalities for vessels at the offices of shipping agencies by using the EPC via Marinet.
EPC users can apply and obtain port clearance for vessels when they undertake and declare that their vessels are properly crewed, and possess the valid certificates and documents. EPC users need not present the original certificates for inspection at the OSDC before the vessel’s arrival with this undertaking. However, EPC users should submit copies of the certificates to the OSDC if the last recorded status with the MPA has expired or changed.
EPC users no longer need to submit the last port clearance certificate and arrival crew list and/or passenger lists to the MPA’s OSDC (since 1 March 2008). EPC users only need to retain the vessel’s last port clearance and departure crew list and/or passenger list for 3 months. EPC users will still need to produce the required documents for the MPA’s sighting during audits. Any wrongful declaration may lead to prosecution action.
The shipping agents of vessels calling for the first time or were renamed since their last visit may apply for the creation of a vessel record to facilitate the submission of General Declarations through Marinet.