Seafarers: medical certification guidance
Your ENG1 or ML5 medical: what to take with you
Although you’ll be told what to take when you make your appointment, don’t forget:
- your current ENG1 certificate or equivalent
- any medication you’re taking
- any glasses or contact lenses you‘re using, and spares
- the name and telephone number of your doctor (general practitioner; GP)
- any reports or letters from your GP, if you’ve recently been to hospital or under a consultant
- an official form of ID that has a photo: a passport, a photocard driving licence, an official student pass with photo (for new entrants), a discharge book
It’s important that you tell the approved doctor if:
- you have failed the ENG1 examination
- you have been issued with restrictions
- you failed to complete an ENG1 examination with another AD
If you don’t, it can be seen as ‘doctor shopping’ - and could invalidate your ENG1.
During your ENG1 medical you’ll be:
- asked about your medical history by the doctor or a practice nurse
- weighed and measured
- asked to provide a urine sample
- tested on your hearing and sight (for distance, colour and near vision)
- given a physical examination (you will be asked to undress to your underclothes)
The cost of an ENG1 is £80. Payment is required prior to medical.
If you are employed in the UK, your employer will pay this.
For further information please see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/seafarers-medical-certification-guidance