E-certificate for a watercraft

A digital certificate is a 6-digit code which gives the right to make changes to the data on a watercraft's owners or holder. A digital certificate will be valid for 30 days after it has been created. A register notification of change of ownership should be completed within this period, but we recommend that you complete it without delay.

Where can I use a e-certificate?

A e-certificate can only be used in Traficom’s e-services. When you visit the office of service provider, you must bring a deed of transfer issued by the owner entered in the register.

How is a e-certificate created?

1: A e-certificate is created by the seller of a watercraft

As the registered owner, or seller, of the watercraft, you must log into the My e-Services and create a e-certificate.  
Identification is required to use the service. You must be aged 15 or over.  

The e-certificate may be created free of charge.  

As a seller, you cannot use the e-certificate on behalf of the buyer to register the change of ownership.

2: Select a watercraft

Select the watercraft you have sold on the list and create a e-certificate for registering the change of ownership.

3: Select the service

Select the service: Create a e-certificate for registering change of ownership.

4: Hand over the certificate to the new owner

You can also print a pre-filled deed of transfer in this service. You should print two copies of it.

How do I use a e-certificate?

1: Check the validity of the e-certificate

First check that the e-certificate you received from the seller in connection with the deal is valid. You can do it free of charge, and no identification is required to use this service.

2: Use e-certificate as a buyer of a watercraft

As the new owner, or buyer, of the watercraft, you must log into the My e-Services and use the e-certificate handed to you. 
Identification is required to use the service. You must be aged 15 or over.

3: Select the service

Select the service Register a change of ownership using a certificate. 

Check the validity of the e-certificate that you received from the seller. 

Check the seller's identity and complete and sign two identical copies of the deed of transfer (External link), one for you and one for the seller.

4: Enter the registration number and the e-certificate

Complete any other data. As an identified user you are automatically the owner, and this information cannot be changed. 

Pay the registration fee.

How can I cancel a e-certificate?

1: You can cancel a certificate, for example if you created it for the wrong watercraft

A e-certificate expires automatically in 30 days if it is not used.  
You can cancel a e-certificate free of charge.

2: Log in to the service

Identification is required to use the service. You must be aged 15 or over.

3: Select on the list the watercraft for which you mistakenly created a e-certificate

Click on the e-Certificate field, which shows the existing certificate and its date of expiry

4: On the bottom of this page, select: Cancel e-certificate

Acknowledge the cancellation.