Crew member and passenger lists in commercial shipping and recreational boating
In commercial shipping and recreational boating, the captains of vessels are subject to the border control process enforced in Dutch ports. When maritime vessels enter and leave the Netherlands, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Seaport Police check the details of all crew members and passengers.
Provision of digital crew member and passenger lists ensures the quick processing of information. You are therefore requested to provide the required information in digital form, as far as possible.
Captains of vessels in commercial shipping must submit the details of crew members and passengers via the IMO Crew-Passenger list.
- You can apply for the IMO Crew-Passenger list via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IMO Crew-Passenger list user guide will help you to fill in the details correctly.
For border control purposes, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and the Netherlands Seaport Police use Maritime Single Window (MSW). They also make use of the Advanced Passenger Information System (API system) and the Seaport Information System (ZUIS). The crew and passenger lists you submit via the IMO Crew Passenger list will be entered into these systems.
Captains of vessels in recreational boating must submit the details of crew members and passengers to the Maritime Back Office via the following form:
Registering crew members or passengers with visa requirement
Crew members or passengers who require a visa must be registered via a separate form:
Crew members or passengers requiring a visa must apply for a visa prior to their journey at the Dutch Embassy in their country of origin.
Port border control
The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee conducts border control at most maritime border crossing points in the Netherlands. In the port of Rotterdam, border control is conducted by the Rotterdam-Havens border crossing point of the Rotterdam Seaport Police.
Vessel notification at large ports
When calling at one of the following ports, you will be dealing with a border crossing point. You must inform the port of your crew and passengers.
|Harlingen||Botlek- and Europoort-area|
|Hoek van Holland||Hellevoetsluis|
|IJmuiden||Stellendam and Capelle a/d IJssel|
|Moerdijk||Krimpen a/d IJssel|
Vessel notification at small ports
From 21 December 2019, commercial shipping arriving from outside the European Union must also inform the port of their crew and passengers when calling at a small port in the Netherlands.
- Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
- Rotterdam-Rijnmond Seaport Police
Telephone: +31(0) 88 964 27 20
Userguide IMO Crew-Passengerlist
The IMO Crew-Passenger list user guide will help captains of vessels to fill in the the details of crew members and passengers ...
Registration form for crew members and passengers for recreational boating
Captains of vessels in recreational boating must submit the details of crew members and passengers to the Maritime Back Office ...