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The Guichet Unique : follow the guide

The Guichet Unique is the special point of contact for shipping companies and agents for any transactions or questions regarding the French Flag or the management of vessels and their crews. It brings together the administrative divisions of Customs and Maritime Affairs in one single office.

The Guichet Unique provides you with a personalised welcome point for easy management of administrative measures for all your vessel’s registration formalities and the formalities under the French Flag.
A dynamic team is ready to listen to you, do not hesitate to contact them.

The safety of vessels mattes to us: it’s a public service issue

The Maritime Affairs departments provide all the safety inspections and reviews.
A person dedicated to safety with the team at the Guichet Unique will be your direct contact. Your vessel’s eligibility inspection will be carried out as quickly as possible and will be free of charge (apart from travel costs if a trip outside of France is involved). The French Maritime Authority recognises the following classification societies:

  • Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS
  • RINA Services s.p.a
  • Lloyd’s Register EMEA
  • Korean Register of Shipping.