Further Enhancements to the Annual Administrative Fee (AAF) Scheme

The Annual Administrative Fee (AAF) Scheme was introduced on 1 January 2014 to provide an alternative payment mode applicable to all Singapore-registered owners for registration and crewing related services. Following a review, the AAF scheme was enhanced effective from 1 January 2017. The single flat fee of $600 has been replaced by a three-tiered fee based on the size of the ship.
With effect from 1 July 2017, MPA will further enhance the AAF scheme to include:
  1. Expansion of applicable service coverage under the AAF. The list of services covered under the AAF includes Seafarer Certification Services such as issuing certificates of competency, certificates of proficiency and type rating certificates. Existing Singapore ships currently enrolled in the AAF scheme will get to enjoy these benefits at no additional cost.
  2. Tanker Endorsement Fee (TEF). In addition to the expansion of service coverage, owners/operators of Singapore-registered tankers can also sign up for the optional Tanker Endorsement Fee (TEF) at an additional flat fee of $120 per ship for applications and issuance of tanker endorsements.
For more information, please refer to Shipping Circular No 11 of 2017.