Registration of a ship with a foreign owner in the Danish International Register of Shipping


To register a merchant ship with a foreign owner in a Danish ship register, there is a requirement of economic activity in Denmark relating to the ship. This is called the activity requirement.

You will need this:
  1. A tonnage certificate issued by a Danish authorised tonnage measurer.
  2. A certificate of deletion or a non-registration certificate (original) if the ship is imported to Denmark.
  3. Proof of ownership of the ship for example, in the form of a builder's certificate, a ship deed or a bill of sale (title deed) (original).
  4. An application for registration of the Shipowner if the Shipowner is not registered in the Register of Shipping.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or +45 72 19 60 23.