How to change the name of a registered owner

If you have changed your name (for example, on marriage or by deed poll), you can have your new name registered.

This is not the same as registering a new owner as that would need a new Part B registration.

To change the name of a registered owner, you need to do these things:

  1. Tell the Registrar what your name has been changed to and the address you would like us to send the new certificate of registration to. You can send us an email or a letter.
  2. Send Maritime New Zealand evidence of your change of name, for example a copy of your marriage certificate, deed poll or the company’s certificate of incorporation if the owner is a company (or other incorporated entity). You can send this by email, courier or post
  3. Pay the change of registered owner’s name fee of NZ$327.

When we receive the documents and fee, we will register your change of name and send you the new certificate of registration by courier.

You can send your application via email, courier or post:

Email
ship.registration@maritimenz.govt.nz

Courier
Registrar of Ships
Operator Certification
Maritime New Zealand
1 Grey Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Post
Registrar of Ships
Operator Certification
Maritime New Zealand
PO Box 25602
Wellington 6146
New Zealand

Related information:

Ship registration fees and charges

Find our ship registration fees, how they are applied and how you can pay them.
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Contact us

If you have any questions about ship registration, contact us.

Phone:
+64 4 473 0111

Email:
ship.registration@maritimenz.govt.nz

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