Obtaining a certificate of access to the occupation of carrier of goods by inland waterway

Summary

To be able to carry goods by inland waterway, a company must hold a certificate of access to the occupation of carrier of goods by inland waterway. 

In order for the company to obtain this certificate, a staff member must hold a certificate of professional competence. 

Key points

The certificate is not compulsory for natural or legal persons who :

- exercise the occupation of carrier of goods by inland waterway using vessels with a deadweight tonnage at maximum draught of less than 15 metric tons;

 - operate ferries.

The certificate of access to the occupation and the certificate of professional competence are valid for life.

In detail

Conditions

1. You are a legal person: 

 - you have your registered office in Belgium; and 

 - you hold a certificate of professional competence. 

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2. You are a natural person: 

 - you hold Belgian nationality or are domiciled in Belgium; and 

 - you hold a certificate of professional competence. 

 

 

Procedure

1. You are a legal person: 

  - Print out and complete the application form; 

  - Send the application form and the following documents to the navigation office: 

  • a photocopy of the company’s articles of association and any amendments thereto, published in the Moniteur belge / Belgisch Staatsblad (the Belgian official gazette); and 

  • a photocopy of the certificate of professional competence; and 

  • the business management agreement. 

2. You are a natural person: 

  - Print out and complete the application form; 

  - Send the application form and the following documents to the navigation office: 

  • a photocopy of your identity card, or if you are not a Belgian citizen, a residence certificate issued by the municipal authority where you live, except for holders of an E+ card (permanent residence card), for whom a photocopy of the E+ card will suffice; 

  • a photocopy of the certificate of professional competence; 

  • the business management agreement if you do not have a certificate of professional competence in your own name. 

Contacts

Services

SPW Mobilité et Infrastructures - Département de la Réglementation et de la Régulation des Transports - Direction de la Réglementation et du Contrôle des Voies hydrauliques - Guichet de la navigation
Canal de l'Ourthe, 9
4031 Angleur
+32 (0)4 231 65 33
Updated on
Process n° : 144519
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