Resolution 40 adoption 

The RYA is authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to issue a UK ICC to the nationals of any country EXCEPT a person who is:

  • a national of another UNECE member state which has accepted Resolution 40;  AND
  • resident in another UNECE member state which has accepted Resolution 40,

unless the RYA has been given written permission to do so by the Government of the relevant country.

The following UNECE countries have adopted Resolution 40. If you are a national of one of these countries and are resident in that country or another country on this list the RYA is not authorised to issue you with an ICC.

Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands (Dutch citizens see below)
Norway
Romania
Slovakia
Switzerland
Ukraine

You should however be able to obtain an ICC from your own Government provided you are able to meet their requirements for evidence of your competence to drive a pleasure craft. This will usually be the country in question’s national certificate. Possession of an RYA certificate does not entitle you to a certificate issued by any other organisation or on behalf of any other national Government.

Dual Nationality
Individuals with dual nationality may apply for the ICC if either nationality makes them eligible to do so. It should however be noted that the nationality recorded on the ICC will be the one which made the individual eligible only.

The following countries have adopted Resolution 40, but the national Government has given the RYA special permission to issue the ICC:
Netherlands – permission has been granted for the RYA to issue the ICC to its citizens. The RYA can issue an ICC to a Dutch citzen but it cannot issue the ICC to the national of another UNECE member state which has accepted Resolution 40 who is resident in the Netherlands.

The following UNECE countries have not yet adopted Resolution 40.
The RYA is currently authorised to issue a UK ICC to eligible nationals and residents of these countries. However, if any of these countries adopts Resolution 40 then this may have an impact on the ability of the RYA to issue a UK ICC to the nationals and residents of that country.

Applicants should be aware that this list is subject to change without notice (i.e. whenever the government of a country adopts Resolution 40). A person’s eligibility can therefore change during the period the ICC is valid for. Should this be the case, the certificate holder must notify the RYA and surrender the certificate. If the certificate holder cannot satisfactorily demonstrate his or her continued eligibility when the certificate expires it will not be renewed by the RYA.

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
France
Georgia
Greece
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Liechtenstein
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Poland
Portugal
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United States of America
Uzbekistan

British nationals and residents
The RYA can issue the ICC to eligible British nationals and residents.

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Article Published: September 08, 2014 16:07

Article Updated: December 06, 2016 12:14

 

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