Online application of MARINA’s SID/ SRB documents is now in full ahead.

With new regulations in place, our Seaman’s Book got a new upgrade. Seafarers will not be given a Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) starting November 2019. Instead, they must apply for the new Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB).

A Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID), which is different from SRB, serves as the “identification” function of our seaman’s book.

You can apply both SID and SRB online which I will show you here.


Documentary Requirements

Before starting your application journey, it is very important to complete the requirements first. This includes your working email address.

Furthermore, there are only 3 categories in applying for MARINA SID/ SRB documents. These are NEW application, RENEWAL and RE-ISSUANCE (lost/ damaged/ unclaimed/ reprint).


Seafarers’ Record Book (SRB)

Our SRB is a standalone document which is a must-have for every seaman. Here are the requirements you need.


NEW Application

  1. Birth Certificate (SECPA) or Passport or Identification Certificate issued by the Bureau of Immigration (in case of dual citizens).
  2. Married Contract (for married women).
  3. Valid NBI Clearance.
  4. Certificate of Completion of Basic Training (BT).
  5. Transcript of Records (TOR) or Completed Academic Requirements (CAR) for Maritime Courses (as applicable).
  6. Two (2) Documentary Stamps.


RENEWAL Application

  1. Old SID/ SRB.
  2. Married Contract (for married women).
  3. Valid NBI Clearance.
  4. Certificate of Completion of Basic Training (BT).
  5. Duly Notarized Affidavit (for lost or damaged) which are still valid.
  6. Two (2) Documentary Stamps.


RE-ISSUANCE (Lost/ Damaged / Unclaimed/ Reprint)

  1. Letter request from Company/ Agency.
  2. POEA approved employment contract.
  3. Crew list duly signed by the Master.
  4. Clearance of no pending case/ obligation of unpaid penalty from Legal Service.
  5. Affidavit by the Seafarer and confirmation by the Master.
  6. Company Affidavit of Undertaking (duly notarized)
  7. Two Documentary Stamps.


Seafarers’ Identity Document (SID)

For the time being, SID is not mandatory for seafarers. Here are the documents you need if you decide to get one. This also depends on your company if they want you to get a Seafarer’s Identity Document.


NEW Application

  1. Valid Seaman’s Book (SRB or SIRB).


RENEWAL Application

  1. Valid Seaman’s Book (SRB or SIRB).
  2. Duly Notarized Affidavit (for lost or damaged).


RE-ISSUANCE (Lost/ Damaged / Unclaimed/ Reprint)

  1. Valid Seaman’s Book (SRB or SIRB).
  2. Letter request from Company/ Agency.
  3. POEA approved employment contract.
  4. Crew list duly signed by the Master.
  5. Clearance of no pending case/ obligation of unpaid penalty from Legal Service.
  6. Affidavit by the Seafarer and confirmation by the Master.
  7. Company Affidavit of Undertaking (duly notarized)



“All applicants are advised to wear a white collared shirt during SID/ SRB appointments.”


MARINA SID/ SRB Requirements

MARINA SID/ SRB Requirements


How to Apply for MARINA SID/ SRB

Just like MISMO, the application process consists of two parts. The first one is the online appointment and the second is appearance.

Completing the online application is simple. MARINA will use the information you provided in their website for your SRB or SID.

The second part is appearance. After setting an appointment schedule, applicant must proceed to his chosen MARINA office. They will check your requirements for authenticity and will give you your SID or SRB.


Step 1. Visit MARINA SID/ SRB Website

First of all, head over to their web address at

You can read the advisory or click through any of the links that you find interesting.

If you want to schedule an appointment, click on START NOW on the middle left portion of your screen. Remember to have a working email address first.

A Terms and Conditions agreement for your application and the usage of their website will show up next. Click AGREE to proceed.

Don’t worry about the Time Remaining countdown. If you have prepared the requirements beforehand, you will finish it in less than 10 minutes.


Step 2. Select Your Schedule

Today, all of the 16 MARINA Offices and Satellite Branches throughout the Philippines cater SID/ SRB online application. Select any of the branches you’re comfortable going with.

Choose your preferred date and time of appointment.

If there is no available schedule, choose a later date as the earlier ones are taken.



“It is usually crowded in Manila. Select a different branch if the early schedules nearest to you is already taken. You can find better slots in the provinces.”

Click on Next: Application Details > after choosing your schedule.


Step 3. Application Details

As what I mentioned, there are only three types of application available each for Seafarers’ Identity Document (SID) and Seafarers’ Record Book (SRB).

However, they added “Regular” and “On Board” application type.

Select which of them applies to you and choose as well the document type you need and the seafarer category.

Once done, click on Next: Your Info > to proceed to the next step.

MARINA SID/ SRB Application Details

Application Details


Step 4. Your Information

Here you will enter your personal information. Keep your data accurate since this will be used for the printout of your SID card and/ or Seaman’s Book.

Some fields are asked depending on which document you choose. For example, when I choose NEW Application, it immediately asks for my personal data.

But when I choose other type, details regarding my SID and SRB are asked.

Whatever appears in your screen, fill them out especially the ones marked with RED asterisk (*). You can not proceed to the next step unless all items with red asterisks are filled.

Click on Next: Scanned Documents > when you are satisfied filling out the details. You can also go back on < Application Details if you want to.


Step 5. Upload Your Documentary Requirements

Now that you’re finish filling out your personal details, its time to upload the requirements we prepared beforehand.

These documents are scanned with a size not greater than 300kb. It must have a minimum of 150dpi and set in grayscale.

On previous seaman’s book application, it was allowed to upload documents via image capture using smart phones.

I haven’t confirmed it if its still possible but I think they’re okay as long as the documents are readable.

Anyway, you still need to bring the originals during your appointment schedule.


Step 6. Review and Submit

After you uploaded your documents, you must review them including the personal information you entered.

Check out the spelling and dates if they are correct. You don’t want to have problems upon receiving your SRB or SID from MARINA.

If problems are found or you wish to change anything like your appointment schedule, you can still go back and edit them.

Click on Submit if you’re satisfied with them at the best of your knowledge.


Step 7. Email Confirmations

This is the final step for the online chapter of your MARINA SID/ SRB application.

The system will send you an email to confirm your appointment. Look into your inbox and there should be a message from MARINA (sidsrbmds2).

If its not there, go to your Spam or Junk Folders.

Open the message and click on the link with a tag “CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT”. There should be a second message confirming your appointment schedule is a success.

Your Application Form is also attached in that message. Download and print it out as you will need to show this on your appearance.


Step 7.1. Rescheduling Your Appointment

Sometimes, you miss out on your appointment for reasons beyond control especially now that we are still under the pandemic.

The good news is, MARINA allows you to reschedule your appointment. Everything is done online, too.

Head out to the confirmation email that you received while completing your appointment schedule. Then click the “Reschedule Appointment” link.

Follow the instructions and you’re good to go.


Step 8. Day of Appointment (Appearance)

On your day of appointment, BRING THE APPLICATION FORM AND ALL DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS you uploaded online.

Like MISMO you will still undergo a final evaluation and pass the next stages until you receive your SID or SRB.

After passing the on-site final evaluation, you will proceed to the Cashier for payment. See payment brackets below.

Next is the Enrolment to Biographic and Biometric Details. This is where they double-triple check the authenticity of your documents.

They will also capture your facial and specimen signature to be put into the system.


Step 8. Releasing Your MARINA SID/ SRB Documents

This is the final step and most awaited part.

Issuance for SID or SRB or both is within 3-WORKING HOURS after payment.

The teller will call out your name and hand down your fresh SID and/ or SRB. Verify if all the details written there are correct.

To activate your SID/ SRB, you must electronically sign them before leaving the counter.


Expedite Process for SID/ SRB

Only the MARINA Central Office accepts expedite processing of our SID/ SRB application.

Here are the requirements:

  1. Overseas Employment Contract (OEC).
  2. Letter Request from Company for Expedited Processing.
  3. Confirmed Travel Ticket (SID/ SRB application should be at least four-days prior departure date).
  4. Have a confirmed appointment on a future date.


Fees, Payments and Validity

Regular issuance of Seafarers’ Identity Document for all three types (New, Renewal and Re-issuance) costs Php600.00.

On board application is Php1,000.00 only.

SID has a validity of 5 years.

Fees for MARINA SID/ SRB Application



For SRB, regular issuance (New, Renewal and Re-issuance) costs Php1,000.00 and on board type of application is Php1,800.00

Seafarers’ Record Book has a validity of 10 years.

On-site Processing for SID and SRB costs Php1,800.00 each.


MARINA SID/ SRB Issuing Offices

Here are the addresses of MARINA Branches all over the Philippines which caters SID/ SRB Application.

Some of them could be near your homes.


MARINA Central Office

2nd Floor MARINA Building, Bonifacio Drive corner 20th Street, Port Area, Manila.


SM City Manila Satellite Office

5th Floor, SM City Manila Natividad Almeda-Lopez corner A. Villegas and, San Marcelino St, Ermita, Manila.


POEA Satellite Office

Ground Floor, POEA, Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.


MARINA Regional Office I & III

3F Tan Bldg., Quezon Ave., Sevilla Center, San Fernando City, La Union


MARINA Regional Office IV

Caedo Commercial Center, Calicanto, Batangas City.


MARINA Regional Office VI

MRO-VI Building, De La Rama Street, Iloilo City.


MARINA Regional Office VII

MRO-VII Bldg., Doña Modesta Gaisano Street, Sudlon, Lahug, 6000 Cebu City.


MARINA Regional Office VIII

Ground Floor Uytingkoc Building, Sen. Enage Street., Tacloban City.


MARINA Regional Office IX

2nd Floor CAP Building, N.S. Valderosa Street, Zamboanga City.


MARINA Regional Office X

2nd Floor SE JO Lim Building, Gemilina Street, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.


MARINA Regional Office XI

2nd Floor Davao Ching Printers Inc. Bldg., Lakandula cor. Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City.


MARINA Regional Office XII

Door A, 18-19 Eca Building National Highway, General Santos City.


MARINA Regional Office XIII

Agusan-Misamis Oriental Road, Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City.



What’s your experience with MARINA’s SID/ SRB online appointment system?

May the winds be on your favor.




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