Change of address notification

If a registered owner, mortgagee, representative person or charterer changes their address, they must notify the Registrar as soon as possible.

We need a street address for the registration. We cannot register an address that is care of the ship, so you may need to use the address of a relative or friend if you are voyaging extensively overseas. You can also provide postal and email addresses for our records.

To register the change of address, you need to do these things:

  • Send an email, or letter, to Maritime New Zealand and tell us:
    • your new street address or the registered office address if the owner is a company (or other incorporated entity).
    • the address you would like us to send the new certificate of registry to.
  • Send the ship’s certificate of registry to Maritime New Zealand by courier.

When we receive the documents, we will register your change of address and send you the new certificate of registry by courier.

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


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

Registrar of Ships
Operator Certification
Maritime New Zealand
PO Box 25620
Wellington 6140
New Zealand


Contact us

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

+64 4 473 0111