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Identification of the category of sea or river navigation permit

In order to facilitate the search and request for duplicate in order to locate your licence while limiting the risk of error, it is important to accurately identify the licence you hold.

Depending on the date of obtaining it and its name, the prerogatives and format (size, colour) of the permit are different.

Identification of a sea permit

Before March 15, 1966: Driver's license:

red, two-pronged and recognized as equivalent to the current "offshore" extension

March 15, 1966 to December 31, 1992: Permit A, B or C:

light orange or dark orange, with three-pronged

From January 1, 1993 to December 31, 2007: sea map, sea permit, coastal or offshore sea licence:

title white, laminated

As of January 1, 2008: "coastal" option or "offshore" extension:

light blue with 3 shutters, laminated

Identification of a river permit

Before January 1, 1991: Inland water driver's license:

(blue or green), two strands and recognized as equivalent to the C and S Capacity Certificate

July 1, 1991 to December 31, 2007: Certificate of Capacity C, S or PP: pink, 2 strands

As of January 1, 2008: "Inland water" option or "great inland boating" option:

light blue with 3 shutters, laminated

Identification of the category of sea or river navigation permit – bateau-immatriculation