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How to Apply for SID Online (2023): DG Shipping SID Card Online

Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) is one of the important documents before joining a ship as a cadet.  The new bio-metric SID has provisions for the barcoding of the biometrics-based identity of seafarers and a centralized database maintained in the issuing country, which can be accessed globally through an interoperable & standard biometric template.

Many students don’t apply for SID before and wait for the company to ask for SID and then they face issues regarding appointments.

A Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) is a document that verifies the identity and qualifications of a seafarer. It is an official document that is recognized by international maritime organizations and many countries around the world.

The SID contains information about the seafarer’s personal details, such as their name, date of birth, and nationality, as well as their qualifications, such as their certifications and training courses completed. The document also includes a photograph and a unique identification number to ensure the seafarer’s identity can be verified.

The purpose of the SID is to ensure that seafarers are qualified and trained to work in their respective roles on board ships and to provide a standard form of identification for seafarers that are recognized internationally. It is required for seafarers to obtain a SID in order to work on most ships, including commercial vessels and passenger ships.

The requirements for obtaining a SID vary depending on the country of issue but generally involve completing certain training courses and meeting specific qualifications and experience requirements. The SID is typically valid for a set period of time, after which it must be renewed.

So, you should apply for SID even before the company asks for it.

Documents required for Seafarers Identity Document (SID):

  1. Indian Passport
  2. Indian CDC

Steps to Apply for SID online:

Before applying for SID, you must check your DGS Profile details data are in order and correct, and if any corrections please correct them before applying.

You should use the Mozilla Firefox browser to apply for SID.

  1. Log into http://dgshippingbsid.in using your user id and password (It’s the same as what you use for logging into your profile)
    The user id is Indos No.
  2. Before proceeding you must read the general instructions and collect the required documents.
  3. Click on the Link “Apply for SID”
  4. Check the personal details in the form and click to continue. (Most of the data comes automatically and u need to verify the same
  5. If data does not come automatically then first update your DG profile
  6. Fill in the address details and click continue
  7. Verify all the details before Submittingting the application. when all are in order submit the application.
  8. After that Pay the fees online (300 INR). Avoid Visa debit card(sometimes there are some issues with the payment gateway)
  9. After paying the fees, u need to wait for 1-2 working days for the payment to reflect on the DG website. (Don’t pay the fees again).
  10. After payment gets reflected, then click on take the appointment, and there u will see all the slots available for all MMDs.
  11. Click on “Schedule Appointment” on the screen to schedule an appointment.
  12. Select the collection center along with the date and time from the slots available.
  13. Your application would be transmitted online to the verification officer, who will check the application.
  14. Once u book the appointment, take the printout of the acknowledgment and also take a printout of the application letter.
  15. Within 10 days of submission of the application, you will receive a notification on the verification result of the application through an e-mail and SMS.
  16. If you wish to reschedule your confirmed appointment (after payment of the fee), the same can be done do so for a maximum of two more occasions (excluding the first appointment). If you reschedule your appointment for more than two occasions, then you will have to pay the fee again. In other words, the fee once paid is valid only for three appointments.
  17. Visit the MMD at the scheduled appointment day at least 10-15mins earlier with the application form, the acknowledgment, the Original Passport, and CDC. Data capturing personnel, after examining your documents would return the same and capture your biometric data i.e You will have to sign on a digital pad and after that, they will take your photograph with their own camera and that’s it. Job done.
  18. Check the website and it will show that the documents are verified and sent for SID generation. Seafarer’s Identity Document would be issued and printed.
  19. The same shall be dispatched by speed post within a month.

Is SID Mandatory for Seafarers?

Yes, Seafarers are required to hold the SID as part of their employment and the seafarer’s unions have made it clear that they prefer to have their passport as a separate document that makes no mention of their employment as a seafarer.
the Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) is important for several reasons.
Firstly, it is a requirement for seafarers to obtain a SID in order to work on most ships, including commercial vessels and passenger ships. Without a SID, a seafarer may not be able to work in their chosen profession.
Secondly, the SID serves as a form of identification for seafarers that is recognized internationally. This can be important for travel and for ensuring that the seafarer’s qualifications and experience are verified.
Thirdly, the SID helps to ensure that seafarers are qualified and trained to work in their respective roles on board ships. This helps to ensure the safety of the crew, passengers, and cargo on board the ship, as well as the safety of the environment.
Overall, the Seafarer’s Identity Document plays an important role in ensuring that seafarers are qualified and trained to work on ships, and in providing a standard form of identification that is recognized internationally.

What are the Seafarer Identity Document fees?

The Fee for applying for SID is Rs. 300 in India.

Azlan Ahmad Salmani
Azlan Ahmad Salmanihttp://BrightMariner.com
Marine Engineer | Fleet Management Ltd | MERI Mumbai



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