How to renew a Part B Ship Registration that has not yet expired

If your registration has less than six months to run before it expires, and none of the details on the certificate of registration (except your address) have changed, you can renew the registration.

To renew, you need to do these things:

  1. Send an email to Maritime New Zealand at

Tell us:

  • the name of the ship and its registration number.
  • you want to renew the registration and none of the details on the previous certificate of registration have changed.
  • any updated contact details – street address, postal address, phone numbers, email address – if they have changed since your last registration.
  • the address you would like us to send the new certificate of registration to.

When we receive the email, we will send you an invoice with a reference number and instructions explaining how to pay. Once payment is received we will renew your registration for five years from the date of expiry and send you the new certificate of registration by courier.

Related information:

Ship registration fees and charges

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Contact us

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

+64 4 473 0111