Seafarer's discharge book

What is it?

A seafarer's discharge book is a travel document, conforming to the requirements of the International Labour Organization’s seafarers’ identity documents convention, that is issued to seafarers who are Estonian citizens and work aboard a civilian ship registered in a state party to the convention or are registered with an employment office located on the territory of that country.

Any member state party to the convention may issue a seafarer’s identity document book to a seafarer who has submitted an application for obtaining the document and serves aboard a ship registered on the territory of a state party to the convention or are registered with an employment office located on the territory of that country.

The seafarer's discharge book is valid up to 5 years.

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