Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDoS) is a unique number issued to a seafarer. It’s a complete identity for seafarers. INDoS number consists of 8 alphanumeric characters. This number is mandatory for every seafarer desiring to undertake any DGS approved pre-sea course from any Maritime Training Institute approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt of India.
INDos number can be considered equivalent of a complete identity for every seafarer in India. It is a computerized national database that includes important information of every certified seafarer in India. This information has been compiled in a single database to make it easily accessible for statutory authorities like Flag State, Port State, employers and Immigration staff etc.
INDos number stands for Indian National Database of Seafarers. A complete INDos number includes a seafarer’s full name, address, photographs, signature, telephone number, qualifications etc. It is made of eight alphanumeric characters and can provide as a means to crosscheck a seafarer’s identity.
Doing away with long and cumbersome procedure which was adopted earlier, now the DG Shipping has developed a simplified online procedure for registration of candidate for admission in Maritime Training Institute and issuance of INDoS number to help seafarers and MTI’s.
Procedure for INDoS number Application laid down by DGS are as follows.
- The candidate must have a valid Passport.
- The candidate must have 10th class Passing Certificate/ Marksheet
- No fee is charged for registration for admission in Maritime Training Institute.
- Upon successful registration, candidate shall receive a “Reference Number”. Note this for future correspondence.
- Prior to admission, the candidate is required to have INDoS number. The MTI shall apply for INDoS of the candidate.
- The candidate shall be physically present with all original documents in the Maritime Training Institute during verification for generating the INDoS number of the candidate.
Choose Maritime Training Institution ID issued by Directorate General of Shipping is as follows:
MTI Name: Sri Nandhanam College of Engineering and Technology
MTI ID: 414046
Separate online application provided by DGS for prospective students willing to take admission in an MTI and for existing seafarers opting to complete modular courses. Use the button option below as per your status:
Benefits of INDoS Number for Seafarers:
INDoS number allows a quick system for cross reference. Any company or authority can easily run a background check on any seafarer’s claims and qualifications, using this simple number and a single database. Easy to use INDoS number checker comes in handy for the cross reference with centralized database.
An INDoS number ensures authenticity of a seafarer’s qualification. Possessing this number makes it much easier for a person to find a job in the merchant navy. Marine numbers are issued after strict and close examination which rules out any chance for error. This is exceptionally beneficial for seafarers as this number alone is sufficient to speak for genuineness of their qualifications.
Besides this, having an INDoS number eliminates the need for a seafarer to carry his original documents with him all the time, especially when working abroad. This single marine number is a sufficient identity proof for any seafarer to pass as a certified mariner throughout the world.
Feel welcomed to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further additional information or assistance in regard to generation of INDoS number for admissions into our MTI.