Singapore Seaman Discharge Book

For Who?

  • Singapore Citizen

  • Permanent Residents

  • Foreign cadets pursuing their certificate of competencies with Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) or Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI) *Only valid for 5 years*

The Singapore Seaman Discharge Book (SDB) is only issued to Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident for the purpose of logging his/her sea time to pursue professional qualifications in seafaring career. It is not intended to be the primary document for purposes of personal identification and border control clearance.


The application of SDB are to be done online (link). Collection will have to be done over the counter at MPA’s office and a fee of $18 is payable via Nets or Credit Card during collection.