Frequently Asked Questions - Serbia Yacht Registration

Can any national apply for the SERBIA yacht registration?

In Serbia, boat registration is open to both Serbian and foreign nationals. Any person, regardless of nationality, who is the legal owner of a boat that is located in or will be used in Serbia, can apply for registration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs' Department of Maritime Affairs.

What paperwork is necessary to register the yacht?

To apply for boat registration in Serbia, the following documents are typically required:

  • Proof of ownership, such as a bill of sale or transfer of ownership document
  • A copy of the passport
  • A certificate of seaworthiness, issued by an authorized inspection body
  • A measurement certificate, which includes information on the boat's length, width, and weight
  • A valid identification number for the boat, which must be marked on the boat

Can I register in the Serbia as a commercial or bareboat charter?

Yes. In Serbia, the registration process for commercial boats is similar to that for recreational boats.

To register a commercial boat, the owner must provide the following: proof of ownership, a certificate of seaworthiness, and a measurement certificate for the boat. The boat must also have a valid identification number and be properly marked with the owner's name and registration number.

Do you accept paperwork in any language?

The required documents and information must be submitted in the Serbian language.
If the documents are not in Serbian, they must be translated by an authorized translator. We will take care of it.

What is the estimated time it will take for my yacht to be registered in SERBIA?

The registration process can take several weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the application and the availability of the required documents.

Do you provide Provisionals?


How does the registration document look like?

The registration documents for boats typically include the following information:

  • The name and contact information of the owner
  • The make, model, and serial number of the boat
  • The length and width of the boat
  • The date of registration
  • The registration number assigned to the boat
  • Any additional certifications or licenses required for the boat, such as for commercial use.
It is usually a paper document and have the official seal, signature and stamp of the issuing agency.

How long is the SERBIA registration valid for?

The registration is valid for a certain period of time and has to be renewed. It is usually valid for 5 years.

Is inspection needed?

In Serbia, boats are required to undergo regular inspections to ensure they meet safety and environmental standards. The frequency of inspections may vary depending on the type of boat and its intended use. For example, commercial boats may be subject to more frequent inspections than recreational boats.

What flag do I need to fly on my yacht once the registration is done?

You need to fly Serbian flag.

Is there a possibility to register a jet ski?

Yes, jet skis can be registered in Serbia.

Do you help with the MMSI license?

Yes. To obtain an MMSI, the ship's owner or operator must submit the following documents:

  • Application for MMSI assignment
  • Proof of ownership or authorization to operate the ship
  • Ship's registration certificate
  • Proof of radio communication equipment installation on the ship
  • Payment for the MMSI assignment fee

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept all payment methods.

What kind of license is required to sail?

To sail in Serbia, a valid International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or a national boating license recognized by Serbia is required.

How may the owner of a valid SERBIA registration be changed?

To change the ownership of a boat registered in Serbia, the following steps must be completed:

  • The current owner must provide a valid bill of sale, which includes the names of both the buyer and the seller, as well as the date of the sale and the agreed upon purchase price.
  • The new owner must provide proof of identification, such as a passport or national ID card.
  • The new owner must submit a completed application form for boat registration, along with the bill of sale, to the relevant authorities.
  • The new owner must pay the appropriate fees for boat registration, including taxes and other charges.
  • The boat must pass a safety inspection to ensure that it meets all relevant regulations and standards.
  • Once all of the above steps have been completed, the authorities will issue a new registration certificate to the new owner and update the boat's registration under the new owner's name.

How can I cancel the current SERBIA registration?

To cancel a boat's registration in Serbia, the following steps must be completed:

  • The current owner must submit a written request to the relevant authorities to deregister the boat.
  • The current owner must provide proof of identification, such as a passport or national ID card.
  • The current owner must return the boat's registration certificate and any other relevant documents to the authorities.
  • The current owner must pay any outstanding fees or taxes associated with the boat.
  • Once the above steps have been completed, the authorities will cancel the boat's registration and issue a deregistration certificate to the current owner, indicating that the boat is no longer registered in Serbia.

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