Vice-Captain Card Issuance

Service Code


Service Description

Through this service the fisher can appoint a local vice-captain to operate his/her boat and work on it on his/her behalf. A vice-captain card will be issued valid for 2 years from the date of issuance

Service Procedures
  1. Fill-out the e-form
  2. Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  3. Issuance of the vice-captain card
Note: to start applying on the service, please register and signup to have your personal user name in the system
Target Audience
Required Documents

Documents required for a vice-captain card:

  • Copy of Emirates ID card OR passport for holders of a valid UAE passports only
  • Copy of passport
  • Personal photo
  • Certificate of Good Conduct and Behavior
  • Valid boat sailing license from the FTA
  • Medical fitness certificate to operate and sail a fishing boat
  • Certificate to prove the relationship between the vice-captain and the fishing boat owner (in the case of the first-to fourth-degree kinship only (to be issued by the Court. Alternatively, the relationship of kinship may be established on the basis of the data provided by their identity documents
  • Certificate approved by a specialized medical committee to prove the inability of the owner to manage and operate the fishing boat (in case of medical inability only)
  • Copy of the full family book of the heirs (in the case of minor heirs only)
Terms and Conditions

The vice-captain must meet the following conditions:

  1. Be an Emirati citizen of the United Arab Emirates or a holder of its valid passport.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Must pass the boat sailing license test, know the navigational rules and obtain a certificate of eligibility to sail the boat.
  4. Be a relative of the boat owner (first-to fourth-degrees of kinship), with the exception of the categories mentioned in item (7) of the required documents.
  5. Certificate of good conduct and behavior.
  6. Must be medically fit to manage and operate a fishing boat
  7. Boat owner may appoint a vice-captain from his/her relatives (first-to fourth-degrees of kinship) Kinship must be proved on the basis of a court certificate or on the basis of their identity documents.
  8. The following categories may authorize any citizen to manage the operation of their fishing boats:
  • -Fishers who are enrolled in the general registry of the Ministry and who have become unable to manage and operate their own fishing boat due to a medical condition. A certificate from the concerned medical committee is required as a proof.
  • -The owners of fishing boats that are enrolled in the general registry of the Ministry under the category (Lansh) before (January 22, 2018). Stricter decisions by the competent authority must be takin into consideration.
  • -The category of heirs (minors) who rely on the fishing profession as their primary source of livelihood or widows of boat owners, based on the heirs' family book
Used Forms

Request for Vice-Captain,s Card

Service Time

1 Working day