How To Apply For A Seaman’s Book Or SIRB

Anyone aspiring on becoming a seafarer or mariner needs a Seaman’s Identification Record Book or Seaman’s Book to land that dream job of yours. So what are the basic steps for new applicants?

Before applying for your SIRB at the office of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), make sure to possess all of these documents first.

  1. Birth Certificate on Security Paper (SECPA) or Passport
  2. Valid NBI Clearance (visa seaman)
  3. Valid Basic Safety Training (BST) Certificate
  4. Official Receipt of Basic Safety Training (BST) Course

After accomplishing the lists above bring it to the MARINA office, make sure to provide a photocopy of it and at the same time bring the original documents. MARINA is open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00PM without noon break.
The standard processing time of SIRB for regular applications is 8 hours with a processing fee of PhP800.00. But for those who are in a hurry, you can avail their expedite applications for a fee of PhP1,500.00 and you can have your SIRB within 4 hours.
These are the basic steps for new applicants of SIRB. For other types of SIRB applications, you can check the full details here.

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Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).

15 thoughts on “How To Apply For A Seaman’s Book Or SIRB

  • July 3, 2012 at 8:13 am
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    does this applies only for Filipinos or can foreign national s apply for filipino seaman book???? pls relpy.

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  • August 8, 2012 at 5:24 am
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    You must be a filipino citizen or a citizen of the country.

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  • November 11, 2012 at 6:45 am
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    pwede magtanong kung pwedeng kumuha ng sirb kahit hindi pa secpa ung birth certificate ko? processing pa ksi sa nso papers q ksi nagpachange ako ng gender sa birth ko. by februAry ko pa makukuha ang birth certifiCATE with secpa ko… salamat po sa sasagot. 2 yrs. npo akong wlang sirb smula ng nggraduate aq. tulong nman po.. wenz..

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  • November 11, 2012 at 6:51 am
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    may dating birth certificate aq na secpa kasu Female ung gender ko dun.mali yun. kaya kumuha ako ng abogado para magpasa ng kasu para palitan ung birth gender ko to MALE.. ayun natapos na lahat kaya lang pina paaantay paako ng february pra makuha ung birth cert. ko na may secpa.. pero may new birth certificate na ako dito na galing sa LCR na may remarks na MALE na gender ko. pwede kayang ito nalang gagamitin ko? ang tagal pa kasi hihintayin ko qng aantayin ko pa ung february. salamat po. sana masagot po ninyo..

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  • April 19, 2013 at 4:28 am
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    gandang araw po sa lahat.tanong ko lng po kong san pwede mag apply ng HVAC TECH sa BARKO lalo international plano ko kc mag subok.OFW din po aq sa middle east 6 yrs na rin sa experience.sna masagot ninyo nman.slamat

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  • April 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    sir, pano kung wala na ung receipt ng BST ko ? kahit pero certificate meron ako . pwede na po ba un ?

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  • May 16, 2013 at 3:19 am
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    san ko po pwede makakuha ng basic training para sa requirements sa seamansbook

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  • May 27, 2013 at 6:19 am
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    Good day po! I just want to ask if is it possible to get a Seamans' Book if the purpose stated in my NBI Clearance is " TRAVEL ABROAD ." Please answer po, Thanks in advance!

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  • August 7, 2013 at 5:49 am
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    Bakit ba kailangan pa ng documentary stamp eh dagdag gastos lang yun. Meron pa nagpapa-swap ng applicant number tapos nagiging redtape "lagay"..itanong mo sa guardia at alam yun.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:23 am
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    Tanong ko lng po,kung kailangan p ang BST sa pag renew ng seamansbook?

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  • February 11, 2014 at 5:13 am
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    @Anonymous – "Tanong ko lng po,kung kailangan p ang BST sa pag renew ng seamansbook?"

    Yes po basic requirement po yan.

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  • March 15, 2014 at 3:17 am
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    good day,, tanong ko lang po, kung sa cebu city ba,, may pa renew ng sirb

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  • August 25, 2014 at 10:21 am
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    good day po ask ko lng kung pede d n ko kuha ng BST.on board nman po ako last jan 2013 kung pede mgparenew lng ng seamans book.

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  • August 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    Open ba ang marina ng saturday

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  • March 9, 2015 at 5:53 am
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    GOOD AFTERNOON PO! BUKOD PO BA SA MARINA OFFICE, SAAN PA PO BA AKO PWEDE KUMUMUHA NG SEAMAN BOOK? PWEDE PO BA AKO KUMUHA DITO SA SM BACOOR? MARAMING SALAMAT PO! FROILAN S CAMILLO

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