Medical examinations abroad


Health certificates issued by a foreign authority can be used on Danish Ships if it is issued in accordance with the Danish rules.

Medical examinations abroad

Seafarers must be in possession of a valid health certificate when serving on board a Danish ships.

The seafarer must be able to present a valid health certificate at all times during his / her employment. It is up to the shipmaster and the shipping company to ensure that the health certificate meets the necessary requirements.

Health Certificate must be issued by an authority that has implemented the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and in accordance with the provisions of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC).

Medical examination in Greenland

For health certificates issued in Greenland, the Danish medical certificate must continue to be used and the master shall issue or endorse the health certificate in accordance with the medical certificate.

Retrieve the form and guidelines regarding "Medical certificate for examination of seafarers​".

The seafarer or the fisherman is recommended to make an appointment with the medical practitioner and bring the following for the medical examination:
  • Identification (discharge book, passport, driver's licence or any other photo ID)
  • Health certificate if you already have one
The master is required to report the result of the medical examination by sending an email to soc@dma.dk.

 Contact

Contact

Seafarers, Certification and Social Affairs
Søfarende og certifikater
+45 72 19 60 00