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If you wish to check the validity of any certificate or document issued by St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry please send your enquiry by fax or email to us. You should include the following details of the certificate you are checking;


  • Name of Ship
  • IMO Number
  • SKN Official Number
  • Title of Certificate i.e. Certificate of Registry, Radio Station Licence
  • Certificate Control Number (stamped at the foot of the certificate, also known as Controlled Certificate number on older certificates)


To check COE & CDC issued since July 2012, you can check online by:

  • Navigating to http://www.sknseafarers.com/
  • Click on the Seafarer Verification link on the left hand menu
  • Provide the required details and click submit request

For COE & CDC issued before July 2012, you may email us and provide the following details:

  • Full Name of Seafarer as shown on Certificate
  • Seafarer’s SKN Number
  • Title of Certificate i.e. Certificate of Endorsement, Continuous Discharge Certificate
  • Controlled Certificate number (at the foot of the certificate)

You should also include your full details, i.e. name of individual, name of organisation, full address, phone/fax/email.

On receipt of your enquiry we will check the details you have given and advise you if we have issued a Certificate containing the details given.