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Belize Port Authority

Maritime Service, Security and Efficiency

Foreign vessels arriving into the country to operate on a short term are required to clear Customs and Immigration. Thereafter, Owners/Charter Managers must apply for a “Foreign Vessel Sea-worthiness Certificate” using the available form at the Belize Port Authority’s main office.

Owner(s)/Charter Managers are also required to make the necessary provision to have their vessel inspected by the Authority.

The following documents required when applying:

  • By Owner – The Certificate of Registry/Documentation/Title and Bill of Sale
  • By Charter Manager -Charter Party Agreement
  • Notarized Power of Attorney and
  • Customs Temporary Permit/Ship’s Report

The application form and all necessary attachments are then submitted to the Ports Commissioner for approval.