EVIDENCING YOUR ELIGIBILITY
The UK ICC issued by the RYA is issued in conformity with Resolution No. 40. It is intended for UK Nationals and UK residents i.e. people who are settled in the UK and whose primary residence is in the UK.
The RYA will also issue the ICC to nationals of other countries that have not adopted Resolution No. 40 because they may otherwise be unable to obtain an ICC. However should the relevant country later adopt Resolution No. 40, the certificate holder will no longer be eligible to have an ICC issued by the RYA and will not be able to amend or renew that certificate.
Unless the applicant is resident in the UK, the UK ICC issued by the RYA is not available to the nationals of the following countries that have currently adopted Resolution No. 40:
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Ukraine. This list (correct at 01/10/2020) is subject to change.
If you are a national of a country that has adopted Resolution No. 40 and were issued with an ICC by the RYA before that country adopted Resolution No. 40 you will not be able to amend or renew your ICC. You must return the certificate to the RYA and you will not be entitled to any
If you are a national of a country that has adopted Resolution No. 40 and were issued with an ICC by the RYA because you were resident in the UK but you have ceased to be resident in the UK you will not be able to amend or renew your ICC. If your details change you must return the certificate to the RYA and you will not be entitled to any refund.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to check that they are eligible to be issued with the ICC before undertaking any training courses, tests or assessments with a view to obtaining an ICC.
When processing an ICC application the RYA must verify the applicant’s identity and nationality.
All applicants must provide copies of a document or a combination of documents with their ICC application, which together verify their identity (name, address, date of birth, photograph) and their nationality. If an applicant later asks to have the certificate amended, documentary evidence which verifies the updated information must be provided.