Licensing Requirement / Applications

Note: With effect from 1 January 2020, the One-Stop Document Centre has ceased operations. For assistance on licensing and port clearance matters, please contact Marine Licensing and Permits (MLP) at 1800 272 7777 or email us at Please visit for the full suite of online services.

Guide to using DigitalPort for Pleasure craft applications

For individual craft owners with SingPass, you may log in to digitalPORT@SGTM.

For companies who do not have access to digitalPORT@SGTM, you may apply here

For foreigners, please contact 1800 272 7777 for assistance.

Please click here to download the licensing application user guide for digitalPORT@SGTM

How do I apply for new pleasure craft licence?

This section shows a step-by-step guide to submit a new pleasure craft application.You are required to open an MPA account before you proceed to submit a new pleasure craft application.

  1. Login to digitalPORT@SG
  2. Go to Craft licences.
  3. In the drop down list, you will find Application for New Pleasure Craft Licence.
  4. Click on the Add button.
  5. In the first tab Craft Information, fill in all details of your new craft. 
    1. If your craft is a registered craft, please ensure to check on Flag and select the country.
    2. Fill in all details on the screen and click save
  6. Upload a copy of interim mooring letter in Operations Details. Key in contact person name and contact number. 
  7. Continue to Certificates tab by clicking save button. 
    1. Upload your NRIC(for individually-owned) or ACRA(for company-owned)
    2. Attach a copy of proof of ownership
    3. GST payment
      1. Refer to Singapore customs
    4. Any other documents or requirements as may be required by the Port Master
  8. Proceed to Vessel Certificates tab. Fill in the details and attach:
    1. A copy of builder’s certificate; or
    2. Supporting document.
  9. Finally, go to the last tab Submit Application (in green) to complete the application. 
  10. Owners will receive an acknowledgement via e-mail with application reference number upon successful submission.