At the point when a ship is fabricated or obtained outside of India and turns into the property of a man or organization fit the bill to possess an Indian ship, the proprietor (ace of the ship) ought to apply for a temporary authentication of Indian registry with the Indian Consular Officer at the closest port. The temporary testament will be conceded upon attractive verification of proprietorship, and is viewed as lawful and restricting like a declaration of registry. It is however impermanent and is useful for 6 months from date of issue or until the ship touches base at a certify port of registry, whichever starts things out. The temporary declaration ought to be surrendered and supplanted with a testament of registry from the officer (enlistment center) at the port of registry.
It is, be that as it may, legitimate for a time of 6 months from its date of issue or until the entry of the ship at a port where there is a Registrar, whichever start things out. The temporary authentication so issued should be traded by the proprietor for an endorsement of registry from the concerned Registrar. At times, a ship needs to cruise from the port where she was implicit India to another port in India where she will be enrolled. The enlistment center may, on the power allowed to him by the Director General of Shipping, issue a transitory go to empower the ship to go between ports in India. It takes into consideration entry between ports until the ship touches base at the port of registry. The authentication of registry is planned exclusively for the legal route of the ship and ought not be utilized for different interests. Anyone clutching the testament of registry ought to turn it over to the proprietor of the ship, without bias. Else, they can be held at risk and conveyed to court for holding the authentication of registry unlawfully. On the off chance that there is an adjustment in the Master of an Indian ship, a reminder of progress must be embraced and marked on the Certificate of Registry by the approved delegate contingent upon the conditions, For example, the mark of the directing officer of a Marine Board or a Court is permitted if the change of ace happens as a consequence of discoveries in the Marine Board of Inquiry. The enlistment center or some other office approved by the Indian Central Government can likewise make the underwriting.
On the off chance that the ship experiences modifications, a registry of adjustments must be submitted to the enlistment center inside one month of the changes. On the off chance that the modifications are critical, with the end goal that it influences the measurements or method for drive, the ship should be enrolled as new, Procedures for new registry will apply. Be that as it may, the first authority number dispensed to the ship may be held.