Vietnam: Application for approval for a ship name

The Government of Vietnam issued the Decree No. 171/2016/NĐ-CP on the registration, deregistration, purchase, sale and building of ships.

According to the Decree No. 171/2016/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, the name of a ship may be given by the shipowner in conformity with regulations in Article 21 of the Vietnam Maritime Code 2015. An application for approval for a ship name is comprised of:

- The application for approval for a given ship name;

- The ship purchase and sale contract or the shipbuilding contract or another deed of title of equivalent legal validity for the ship;

- The business registration certificate or the enterprise registration certificate. In case the ship is owned by a foreign organization, its license to establish a branch or representative office in Vietnam is required;

- If the ship is owned by an individual, his/her ID card or citizen identity card or passport is required. If the shipowner is a foreigner, his/her passport is required.

View more details at the Decree No. 171/2016/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from July 01, 2017.

- Thanh Lam -

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