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The Panama Maritime Authority operates via their consulates spread around the world. Each endorsement or seaman book application is issued a CRA (certified receipt of application) valid for 90 days. The processing time to obtain the 5 year full term is normally 3-4 weeks and is quite reliable.

As usual we accept applications via email to panama@tirm.me and request that you attach a company letter with the application requesting the specifics of the job. We have included a sample company letter to guide you in the application form page.

The general requirements for officer endorsements are as follows:
  • Colour photo
  • Valid passport copy
  • Company letter
  • Panama Medical form (see application form page)
  • Certificate of Competency (COC)
  • Any supporting STCW certificates and copy of CDC
The general requirements for rating applications are as follows:
  • Colour photo
  • Valid passport copy
  • Company letter
  • Panama Medical form (see application form page)
  • Certificate of Competency (COC) (in the case of Watchkeeping holders)
  • Any supporting STCW certificates and copy of CDC

As usual for a more detailed view of requirements for various ranks please visit the Application Forms page and download a copy of our Seafarers General Requirements, thank you.