Any small craft travelling or operating on waterways and bodies of water in Luxembourg must bear an official identification mark.
Applications for small craft identification marks must be filed with the Department of Navigation (Service de la navigation). The Department of Navigation maintains a register of all official marks assigned to small craft.
The information here applies to the owners or co-owners of a small craft, whether they are natural or legal persons, having their:
The owners or co-owners of recreational craft (pleasure cruisers, pleasure boats and small craft for recreational use) are not affected.
To obtain the identification mark:
The assigned identification mark is only valid on waterways and bodies of water; it is not valid for travel at sea.
The identification mark must be at least 10 cm in height, and be affixed to the bow on both sides of the vessel, in light colours on a dark background or vice versa.
The application for authorisation must state:
The completed application form must be sent to the Department of Navigation, along with the requisite supporting documents:
The Department of Navigation maintains a register for the purpose of:
Small craft are included on that register along with the following information:
A EUR 12 tax is payable when:
This tax is paid in the form of transferable stamps – "Droit de chancellerie", or "stamp duty" – issued by the Registration Duties, Estates and VAT Authority. The stamps must be affixed to the applications.
This tax is not payable to the Governmental and communal administrative bodies.
The identification certificate for a small craft is valid for 5 years (though in special cases, it may be valid for shorter periods of time).
The renewal application must be sent, with the standard form and the requisite supporting documents, to the Department of Navigation.
Demande d'attribution d'une marque officielle d'identification d'une menue embarcation