Seafarer Identity Document
Seafarer Identity Document ( SID ),in accordance with Convention, is a two-sided card that contains the holder’s digital photograph, biometric data, signature and personal information (complete name, date and place of birth, citizenship, etc.) as well as other information presented in a select list found in Annexure I of the Convention.
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The concept of a universal system of identification for seafarers was mooted in the 1950s.
The ILO ConventionC-108 on Seafarers Identity Document has therefore been carried forward by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
India ratified the Convention and issued a Continuous Discharge Certificate in the form of a booklet to its seafarers. As a result of the discussions, the world maritime community felt the need for a more uniform and robust system of identification for seafarers.
The ILO introduced another Convention C.185 on the Identity Document for Biometric Seafarers to be issued to all seafarers.
The new biometric SID (seafarer identity document) has provisions for bar coding of seafarers ‘ biometrics-based identity and a centralized database maintained in the issuing nation, accessible worldwide through an interoperable & standard biometric model.India has enacted the convention and in 2018 it will start issuing a fresh Biometric Seafarers Identity Document for its seafarers.
On National Maritime Day, the first document of Seafarers Identity was issued.
How To Apply Seafarer Document In India
The documents required for applying for seafarer identity Document in india are :
Now let’s apply for Seafarer Identity Document in India, go to the Seafarer Identity Document registration page by clicking here.
Website link: https://dgshippingbsid.in/
◆ Use your Indos No to sign in to your DG profile and use the same password.
Once you log in, steps to apply for your SID will be displayed (total 18 steps)
Step 1: Click on apply for SID
Step 2: All your data will be retrieved as per your DG profile.Click the highlighted area to proceed further or to know how to create corrections to your profile here if you need any corrections. If all your information is right, continue to click.
Step 3: Check all the personal details you have collected and update whichever you need, such as the email address, then continue to proceed.
Step 4: Fill in the details of your address where your SID should be sent. Click continue to proceed .
Step 5: Select all the right options that apply for you and then click Continue to proceed.
Step 6: Go through the statement and click to agree to the checkbox. Then click continue to proceed.
Step 7: Finally verify that all the details you have filled in are correct and then click submit to continue with payment.
Step 8: Asking for confirmation, a new popup will appear.
Step 9: A popup report is generated if popups are blocked on your browser just allow the popup for once on this website. The complete report of your application will look something like this
Step 10: Now, if you click on apply again or the application status, you’ll get a screen that says “You’ve already submitted your SID request and you can check the status in the status section.
Step 11: The next step is to pay. Click the Payment option and use Credit / Debit or Net Banking to pay online. You should return to a screen like this after successful payment.
Step 12: The next step is to plan your appointment once payment is made. If you apply by today, the earliest appointment date available will be in May 2019. Click on the schedule appointment and pick the center you want to apply for.
Step 13: You will be presented with the available dates for an appointment after choosing the Center. Select and scroll down your preferred date and then press the submit button.
Step 14: Once the appointment is scheduled, go to the status verification link for print acknowledgement. You can also check the status of the application by clicking on it
This will complete your SID application.
Please go with your Passport and CDC and your photos to the address specified in your application form on the scheduled date.
If you can not establish it on the planned date for your appointment, you can cancel and reschedule your appointment for another 2 times as per the guidelines stated.
If you still want your appointment to be rescheduled after 2 times, you will have to pay the charges again.If you want to read the general SID application instructions then check them by clicking here.
If your application is rejected for any reason, you have the right to know about it and to appeal for it. Read about your appeal right.
You can check its status from the SID checker once your SID card is issued.
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