Passenger Vessel Licence

First application for a Passenger Vessel Licence

(Includes 1 day application process)

You will need to submit the following to the National Excise Licence Office for first time applications:

  1. A completed Passenger Vessel Application Form.
  2. Confirmation of you authorisation under the Merchant Shipping Act.
  3. Proof of ownership.

The application requires a signature by:

  • the licensee, if a sole trader
  • one of the partners, if a partnership
  • or
  • the company secretary or a director of the company, in the case of an incorporated firm.

When Revenue has processed your application, we will issue you with a First Time Application Notice. This notice invites you to complete your application and pay for your licence.

All licensees require tax clearance and, in certain cases:

Revenue will automatically check your tax clearance status before issuing the licence.

Next: Renewal of a Passenger Vessel Licence