Ship registration fees

Find current ship registration fees, how they are applied and how you can pay them.

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Current Ship registration fees

  • These rates are effective from 1 July 2018.
  • All fees are in New Zealand currency and include goods and services tax (GST).
  • Fees are paid on application rather than when a certifiate or document is issued, and are generally non-refundable.

Part A of the register

Registration type Fee
Initial registry - new build ship over 24m $4,230
Initial registry - new build ship under 24m $3,525
Initial registry/re-registry - existing ship over 24m $5,405
Initial registry/re-registry - existing ship under 24m $4,935
Initial registry - demise charter ship $5,405
Provisional certificate of registry $2,350
Exemption from Part A registration (s6(3) of Ship Registration Act 1992) $2,350
Temporary pass $1,645
Transfer of ship or shares in a ship $1,410
Transmission of ship or share in a ship by operation of law $1,410
Replacement certificate of registry $470
Caveat $705
Change of ship’s name or port of registry $470
Change of ship’s name and port of registry $705
Alterations to ship $705
Appointment/change of representative person $235
Change of name or nationality of owner, mortgagee, charterer, representative person $353
Endorsement of master’s details on certificate of registry $235
Registration of mortgage $470
Alteration of terms of mortgage by endorsement $470
Variation of priority of mortgages $470
Transfer of mortgage $470
Transmission of mortgage by operation of law $470
Discharge of mortgage $294
Certified transcript of registry $235
Certified copy of document $235
Computer print-out of registry details $235
Inspection of the register $118
Copy of list of ships over 100 gross tons or 24 metres in length $235

Part B of the register

Registration type Fee
Initial registration $1,175
Provisional certificate of registry $940
Renewal of registration (6 months or less before expiry) $940
Re-registration $1,175
Replacement certificate of registry $470
Change of ship’s name $470
Change of registered owner’s name $353
Certified transcript of registry $235
Certified copy of document $235
Computer print-out of registry details $235
Inspection of the register $118

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