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UK CoC for non UK seafarers

UK CoC for non UK seafarers

Navigating the process of obtaining a UK CoC as a non-UK national can be complex

but rest assured, I’m here to help you chart a safe and successful course.

1. Choosing Your CoC Level & Type:

  • Deck Officers: Explore your options on the MCA website: under “Merchant Navy Training Requirements.” Learn about Officer of the Watch (OOW) and Chief Officer (CO) roles and responsibilities.
  • Engineers: Discover your path through the same website section for Engineers, exploring the Chief Engineer (CE) role and associated requirements.

2. Equivalency Assessment for Non-UK Nationals:

3. Gathering Documents:

4. Applying for Your CoC:

5. Preparing for Examinations:

6. Achieving Your CoC:

  • Upon successfully meeting all requirements and passing the exams, you’ll proudly receive your UK CoC, opening doors to a rewarding career in the UK maritime industry.

Additional Resources:

Tips for Non-UK Nationals:

  • Start planning early to allow ample time for application processing and equivalency assessment.
  • Subscribe to the MCA’s email updates to stay informed about any changes in regulations or procedures.
  • Seek guidance and support from the MCA, your training provider, or maritime professional organizations.
  • Invest in thorough preparation for the exams, ensuring you understand the syllabus fully.

Remember, obtaining a UK CoC is an investment in your future. By following these steps, utilizing the provided resources, and maintaining dedication, you can navigate the process with confidence and pave the way for a successful career in the UK maritime industry.

Please note: This information is for general guidance only and may not be entirely comprehensive. Always consult the MCA website and relevant authorities for the latest information and specific requirements. I wish you fair winds and following seas on your journey!

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  1. Just left a thousand Eur.
    it’s good baseness for the UK.
    you needed to pay more and more to try to pass exam.
    they required as in 1960s allot.

    not recommended to try it.

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