The seaman’s book is personal and all important information about work experience is recorded in it.
An application for a seaman’s book can only be submitted via the Kiwa Register application portal. In the portal, you can also view the status of your request:
During the application in the portal, you'll have to upload several of supporting documents. It is useful to have these available before you start the application:
Within 5 working days after your request is complete and paid, your seaman’s book will be sent.
The rate for a seaman’s book is legally determined by the Dutch government in the Regeling tarieven transportsectoren (Dutch) and includes 21% VAT. A seaman’s book costs €105,27.
You can pay directly online via iDEAL and credit card (MasterCard or VISA). You can also pay via bank transfer afterwards after receiving your invoice. An application will always only be processed when it is complete and paid.
You can find more information via the Frequently Asked Questions.