Holders of foreign boat licences may apply to have their licence endorsed. Endorsement allows licence holders to operate a vessel flying the Luxembourg flag within the limits prescribed by the endorsed foreign licence.
Endorsements are valid indefinitely.
A fee of EUR 36 is charged for the endorsement of a foreign licence or certificate. This fee is paid by purchasing a tax stamp (timbre mobile de chancellerie) from the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority (Administration de l’enregistrement, des domaines et de la TVA – AED).
Instead of a tax stamp, applicants may make a wire transfer to the account no. LU09 1111 7026 5281 0000 of the "Direction de l'enregistrement et des domaines, bureau de Diekirch – recette" (Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority, Diekirch Office – receipts) specifying the applicant's name, followed by "Demande reconnaissance permis étranger" (foreign licence recognition application).
In this case, proof of the completed bank transfer should be sent along with the application.
How to proceed
Applications for endorsements are to be submitted to the Luxembourg Maritime Administration (Commissariat aux affaires maritimes – CAM) using the official application form.
In support of the application, applicants should include:
- a copy of the foreign licence or certificate (or certified copy for a document from a non-EU country).
Forms / Online services
Demande de reconnaissance d’un permis ou brevet de navigation étranger