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/ Reprint).

Seafarers’ Record Book (SRB)

Our SRB is a standalone document that 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 issued by PSA (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. Documentary Stamp.

RENEWAL Application

  1. Old SRB.
  2. Married Contract issued by PSA (for married women).
  3. Valid NBI Clearance.
  4. Certificate of Completion of Basic Training (BT).
  5. Duly Notarized Affidavit (for Lost or Damaged) which is still valid.
  6. Documentary Stamp.

RE-ISSUANCE (Lost/ Damaged / Reprint)

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

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 SID or SRB.
  2. Duly Notarized Affidavit (for Lost or Damaged).

RE-ISSUANCE (Lost/ Damaged/ Reprint)

  1. Valid SID or SRB
  2. Duly Notarized Affidavit (for Lost or Damaged).
  3. POEA-approved employment contract.
  4. Crew list duly signed by the Master.
  5. Clearance from Legal Services as to monetary obligation
  6. Affidavit by the Seafarer and confirmation by the Master.
  7. Company Affidavit of Undertaking (duly notarized)
Latest MARINA SID/ SRB Requirements.
Processing 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 on their website for your SRB or SID.

The second part is appearance. After setting an appointment schedule, the 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 the MARINA SID/ SRB Website

First of all, head over to their web address at

A Gender Equality Disclaimer will pop up and you just have to close it to proceed.

The site is straightforward. There, you will immediately see a SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT button written in bold white with a navy blue background. Click it.

It will prompt if you have a VALID SRB. Click NO to proceed.

Another popup will come. This time, it’s about the IMPORTANT REMINDERS regarding your application. Once you understand what it says, click Continue.

A Terms and Conditions agreement for your application and the usage of their website will show up next. At the very end, click on I AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS WEBSITE.

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

Important reminders before proceeding to make an online appointment of your SID/SRB.

Step 2. Enter Full Name and Email Address

Here, you have to enter your correct name, email address, and birthdate.

Make sure that they are 100% correct and free from errors because they can no longer be edited once submitted in the Online Appointment System.

Click the “I’m not a robot” Captcha.

Entering your name, middle name, surname, birthday, and email address during the start of your online appointment.

Step 3. Go to Your Registered Email Address and Look for the OTP.

The OAS System will send a One-Time Password (OTP) straight to the email address that you entered. 

Look for it and enter your 6-digit OTP in the pop-up. Remember that you are only given 5 minutes to do this. 

Sometimes, the OTP won’t arrive as quickly as it should even if you check the Spam Folders. Click on Resend the OTP to my Email Address and it should arrive at your inbox.

Receiving OTP in your email.

Step 4. Select Transaction Type

Now, you are inside the OAS Dashboard. You are given one hour to complete everything from Transaction to Confirmation.

Here, you have to set the MARINA office you want for your SRB or SID. Select any of the branches you’re comfortable going with.

Additionally, you also need to select your seafarer category as well as the MARINA service that you want. 

As you go through this, you will know the amount that you’ll pay for your appointment. 

Here are the details of what to expect from them.

MARINA Site you wish to visit:

  • Central Office
  • SM Manila
  • La Union
  • Batangas
  • Legazpi
  • Iloilo
  • Cebu
  • Leyte
  • Zamboanga
  • Cagayan De Oro
  • Davao
  • General Santos
  • Butuan

Seafarer Category

  • Oversea
  • Philippine Waters
  • Apprenticeship
  • Fishing
  • Offshore

Seafarer Type

  • Master
  • Officer
  • Rating
  • Apprentice
  • Ancillary
  • Others

MARINA Services

  • Seafarer’s Record Book (SRB)
  • Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID)
  • SRB and SID

Service Type

  • New
  • Renewal
  • Reissuance (Lost, Damaged, Reprint)

Once everything is filled up, click Next.

Setting up your transactions and appointment date.

Step 5: Appointment Schedule

The system automatically gives you the earliest available date for your SID/SRB appointment schedule. The dates marked in yellow-green should have open slots. Those in red are booked!

Try out other MARINA offices to get earlier schedules. If there is no available schedule, choose a later date as the earlier ones are taken.

You also need to choose an appointment time before hitting NEXT!

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

Setting up the appointment schedule and time for your SID/ SRB appearance.

Step 6. Applicant Info

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 RENEWAL, details regarding my old or current SID and SRB are asked.

Whatever appears on your screen, fill them out especially the ones marked with RED asterisk or boxes. You can not proceed to the next step unless you fill out all those items.

Some of the details that they asked for are the following:

  • Personal information
  • Birth Information
  • Contact information
  • Educational Attainment
  • Employment Profile
  • Identification Profile
  • Emergency Contact

Click on NEXT at the bottom of the page when you are satisfied filling out the details. You can also go back to the previous pages if you want to.

Filling out the applicant info before proceeding to payment section.

Step 7. Confirmation

Here will show the summary of your online appointment.

Double-check the details here including your name, address, email, application details, and appointment details.

If you are satisfied, click NEXT.

Confirming your account info and appointment details before proceeding to payment section.

Step 8. Setting up Payment Options

Paying for your SID/ SIRB is now very easy. MARINA partners with different payment portals and they can now accept payment via cash, eMoney, or BancNet nationwide.

Cash payments are paid over the counter in any pawnshops (RD, LH Lhuillier, Tambunting, etc.), rural banks (Malayan Bank, GR Bank, etc.), Malls or stores (7Eleven, LCC Malls, Gaisano Grand, etc), and business centers (LBC, VIAExpress, etc.

eMoney payment is the easiest and most convenient since you’ll only be using GCash or CLIQQ App.

BancNet accepts payment via member banks like OFW Bank, AUB, PBCOM, etc.

Once you decided which payment method you want to use, click on the Generate Reference Number at the bottom of the screen.

You should receive an email and SMS regarding your reference number.

Generating Payment Reference Number (PRN) after choosing a payment method.

Step 9. Payment

You should have your reference number showing up as well as its QR Code and amount to pay. 

Make sure to pay it within 48 hours or the system will purge your appointment and you will lose the slot as well as everything you entered.

If this happens, you have to start again with step 1 and follow through the steps.

That’s why I mentioned that GCash is the easiest and most convenient.

eMoney Payment Request showing your PRN and QR Code.

After paying this, you will receive a confirmation email and SMS that your schedule is fixed and your payment is well received.

Step 10. Day of Appointment (Appearance)

On your day of appointment, BRING ALL DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS mentioned online as well as your proof of payment.

Once there, you have to fall in line and wait for your name to be called for 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 11. 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 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 as well as paste the documentary stamp in your SRB.

Expedite Process for SID/ SRB

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

Here are the requirements:

  1. POEA-Approved Employment Contract or OEC
  2. Letter Request from Company for Expedited Processing.
  3. Confirmed E-ticket 3 (Three) working days before the estimated time of departure(ETD).
  4. Oath of Undertaking by the manning agency
  5. Have a confirmed appointment on a future date.

The expedited process follows a different path than your regular appointment. 

For this method, you have to head on to this website and fill in the necessary information. 

You must also upload the documentary requirements and submit them once done.

Expedite process in applying for your SID/ SRB.

Fees, Payments, and Validity

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

On board, the application is Php1,000.00 only.

SID has a validity of 5 years.

Fees for MARINA SID/ SRB Application
Fee structure.

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

There is also an additional fee on top of the Processing Fee for using the payment methods mentioned in Step 7 which is Php50.00.

Payment using credit and debit cards has a separate fee structure of 1.8% of the amount plus an additional Php35.00.

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 that cater to SID/ SRB Applications.

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.

La Union

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


Caedo Commercial Center, Calicanto, Batangas City.


Regional Government Center, Rawis, Legaspi City


MRO VI Bldg., De la Rama St., Iloilo City


RO-VII Bldg., Doña Modesta Gaisano St., Sudlon, Lahug, 6000 Cebu City.


2F Uytingkoc Bldg. Senator Enage St., Tacloban City


2F and 3F, A. Marcrohon Bldg., Campaner St. Zamboanga City

Cagayan De Oro

2F SE JO Lim Bldg, Gemilina St, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro


2F Davao Ching Printers Inc., Bldg. cor. Lakandula & Dacudao Ave. Agdao, Davao City

General Santos

Door A17-A19, ECA Bldg., National Highway, General Santos City


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

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

May the winds be in your favor.

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