SRC – Seafarer’s Registration Certificate Issuance, Requirements, Fees and Procedure of Application

What is Seafarer’s Registration Certificate?

seaman bookOne of the most important documents of a maritime worker is the SRC. This seaman ID is also known as the Seafarer’s Registration Certificate. Apart from being a requirement for embarkation to a vessel during employment or assignment, this card is also needed in many cases. The SRC is also a requirement prior to applying and acquiring or issuance of a seaman book. Other uses for this identification card is for primary ID in application of passport, visa and employment purposes by a sailor. Most importantly, the SRC is also a need if and whenever you are applying for seaman loan.

seafarer's registration certificateWhere to Apply for SRC?

In the Philippines, the government arm where seafarers apply for an issuance of this ID card is the POEA through the guidance and implementing rules by MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority). To specifically apply, you have to go to the Seafarers registration unitmezzanine 2nd Floor, POEA Building, EDSA cor Ortigas Ave. Mandaluyong City. You can use the map provided below for easy commute on how to get there.

SRC Fees, Basic Requirements and Processing Time

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Checklist of Requirements

Below is the list of charges and fees as well as basic requirements in applying for the SRC document. We have also provided a list of male registration for  new entrants, change rating or position upgrade as well as for officers or officials.

Processing time for the whole application is only about 2 hours by estimate as indicated in the official website of the POEA dedicated for OFW services and procedures which you can find here. For application of a new copy for lost SRC, please be guided accordingly as listed below.


  1. PhP50.00 for SRC
  2. PhP150.00 for lost SRC


  • One pc 2×2 picture
  • Duly filled up application Form – you can get application form copy and queuing number from Seafarers registrations unit as stated above in the POEA address
  • BST with PSSR Certificate
  • Seamans Book (SIRB)
  • Diploma/Transcript of Records/Form 137
  • CAV (Certification, Authentication and Verification) issued from CHED/TESDA/DepEd Note: CAV can be obtain from CHED HEDC Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, UP Diliman, Q.C. or from respective CHED regional offices.

Requirements for Male Registration (New Entrants)

  • Application Form
  • Seaman’s Book (SIRB)
  • Diploma/Transcript of Records/Form 137
  • CAV issued from CHED/TESDA/DepEd
  • SOLAS with PSSR
  • One piece 2×2 Picture

 Requirements for Male Registration (Change Rating or Upgrade)

  • Application Form
  • Valid Seaman’s Book (SIRB)
  • Old SRC
  • One piece 2×2 Picture
  • Service Record/SSS Premium (if Inter-Island Experience)

Requirements Male Registration (Officers or Officials)

  •  Application Form
  •  Valid Seaman’s Book (SIRB)
  • Old SRC
  • Board Certificate
  • COC or PRC License
  • One piece 2×2 Picture
  • Female Registration
  •  Application Form
  • Contract from Hiring Agency
  • Seaman’s Book (SIRB)
  • Diploma/Transcript of Records/Form 137
  • CAV issued from CHED/TESDA/DepEd
  •  SOLAS with PSSR
  •  One piece 2×2 Picture

how to apply for srcPROCEDURE OF APPLICATION

Step1: Get application form and queuing number

Step2: Submit complete documents at the designated counters for evaluation

Step3: Go to the Cashier for payment of fees

Step4: Proceed to the Releasing Counter to get the documents and Seafarer Registration Card

Resources: POEA OFW Services

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