Associate Membership Form

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Name of the Organisation (or Department, or Unit) Making this Application


Organisation's Address & Communication Details


Head of Organisation (The person with overall responsibility for your organisation or unit)



Authorised IMRF Representative (The person authorised to present your organisation at IMRF)



PR Person (The person who can be contacted for PR issues should the need arise)



International Affairs Person (The person who can be contacted for International Affairs issues should the need arise)



Services Associated with Development or Support of Search & Rescue


Maritime Safety Services


Membership Subscription

The Associate Membership is 1200 Euro per annum.

Please note - For convenience and consistency, IMRF Membership Subscriptions are just expressed in - Euro. IMRF holds bank accounts in Pounds Sterling and in Euro. The full value of Membership Subscription shown above should be remitted to IMRF, or transferred directly into IMRF accounts at the rate of exchange applicable to Euro on the day of payment, and having covered any bank conversion charges or exchange commission.


Membership Declaration

When you click on submit, you are submitting your Membership Application Form and are making the following declaration.

I do hereby declare, -

1) That the information provided, or otherwise provided to the International Maritime Rescue Federation, in support of this application, is true, up to date and accurate and that we have retained a copy of the information provided;

2) That we have received and read up to date copies of -

Articles of Association (new window)

Rules & Regulations (new window)

and agree to be bound by their provisions;

3) That this organisation qualifies for the category of membership now applied for, under the criteria for membership described in current Rules and Regulations and that further evidence of eligibility could be provided, if required;

4) That the organisation hereby commits itself to supporting the objectives and purpose of the IMRF.


I further understand and agree on behalf of the organisation -

5) That International Maritime Rescue Federation, in fullment of its purpose, may collectively represent its member organisations at international and intergovernmental forums and to the public.

6) That, we understand that membership of IMRF is contingent on payment of the annual membership subscription due for this category of membership in this the year of first application and in each subsequent year of membership.

7) That IMRF may request, at the beginning of each calender year, payment of the annual membership dues applicable at the time to the category of membership applied for under this declaration.

After clicking submit, your application form will be send to the IMRF APRC secretariat. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Your application form needs to be approved by our trustees and an invoice will be send to you. Once the approval and payment are through, you will be e-mailed confirmation along with log-in details for the IMRF APRC Website and you will receive documents and a Membership Certificate by post.

If you have questions regarding the membership form or other matters of your membership, please e-mail us at

Full Member -

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Become a Full Member

Becoming a Full Member

The following paragraphs are intended to give you a brief overview of the Full IMRF Membership.

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Open to any organisation which provides maritime search and/or rescue services by prior agreement with the authority responsible for search and rescue within the relevant region, if any.

Privileges and Duties

Privileges and Duties

Full Members shall have the right to attend all general meetings, to propose, second and vote upon motions, nominate for and vote in the election of Trustees;
Full Members will receive the LIFELINE newsletter (new window);
Full Members will be made aware of any promotions and events (new window) and will receive any discounts;
Full Members will receive 20% discount in the IMRF Bookshop (new window) for the duration of their Membership;
Full Members will have access to the Members Only section of the IMRF Website.
Full Members will have access to the Members Assisting Members Website (new window) for posting offers and requests.

The Full Membership is Dependent on

The Full Membership is Dependent on

1) Payment of the dues in force.
2) Continued compliance with the eligibility criteria.

All applications for membership must be approved by the Trustees, on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee. The decision of the Trustees with respect to all matters of eligibility is final.

Membership dues will be set annually by the Trustees. Such dues may be waived or altered at the discretion of the Trustees.

The Trustees may, at their absolute discretion, allow the value of any donation-in-kind, made to the Charity by a member organisation, to be allowed in lieu of a direct payment in respect of membership dues.

The Trustees have the right to refuse new Memberships and existing Memberships, which are harmful to the IMRF Member's Community.

Full Members Subscriptions

Full Member Subscriptions

Turnover €4 Million or more per annum = €4200
Turnover €400,000 to €4 Million per annum = €1900
Turnover less than €400,000 per annum = €420

For convenience and consistency, IMRF Membership Subscriptions are expressed in Euros. The full value of Membership Subscriptions shown above should be remitted to IMRF, or transferred directly into IMRF accounts at the rate of exchange applicable to the Euro on the day of payment, and having covered any bank conversion charges or exchange commission.

Notes on Completion of Application Form

Notes on Completion of Application Form

IMRF welcomes applications for membership from all organisations, or from subsidiaries of organisations, or from departments of larger organisations, or operational search and rescue units, or individuals.
2. Subsidiary organisations, divisions of larger organisations or operational search and rescue units may apply for FULL IMRF Membership, provided that their parent organisation is not already a FULL IMRF Member and is not entitled to apply for Full Membership in its own right.
3. Organisations, which are eligible to become Full Members, but not wishing to do so for whatever reason, may alternately opt to enrol as Affiliate Members.
4. Subsidiary organisations, operational departments of larger organisations, or individual operational units involved in maritime SAR or Maritime Safety may apply for Affiliate Membership, even if their parent organisation is a Full Member of IMRF.
5. In providing the information requested in the Application Form, please only provide the information and figures which relate directly to the organisation or subsidiary unit for which you are making the application and not for the larger or parent organisation.
6. Please ensure that if you are providing contact information on behalf of any person within your organisation that you have first obtained their permission to do so. The user name and primary e-mail address of the person which you nominate as the Authorised Representative for your organisation will be published by IMRF. Their other personal data will only be published with their consent. Please make sure that they have been made aware of this fact and of the IMRF Policy and Regulations (please see right hand side of this page).

How to Apply for Full Membership

How to Apply for Full Membership

You can either fill in the Full Membership Form online.


Or download the Form below.

Become a Member

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Join the IMRF


Join the IMRF!

Our Members work hard, each and every day, to make sure that normal maritime activities don't turn to tragedy. Their personnel are ready to provide a professional search and rescue response should things go wrong. And, for thousands of people every year, it does go wrong. Their lives may depend on rescuers being on hand, and often putting their own lives at risk, to save people who they have probably never met before.

The IMRF supports rescuers around the world, better enabling them to save lives and improve the safety of everyone who plies the world's waters.

Join us in delivering on our shared humanitarian goal of preventing loss of lives in the world's waters.

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Expression of Interest Form - Asia Pacific

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The IMRF has established its first Regional Office to support Maritime SAR Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region.

We have three key Regional Projects and invite organisations and individuals, who may be interested in participating, to register their interest by completing the form below.

We will then provide regular updates on the projects via e-mail and through the IMRF APRC Website.

Areas Of Interest - Membership

Membership For SAR Organisations
Sponsorship/IMRF Supporter

Areas of Interest - Projects Asia Pacific

Regional SAR Coordination Training
Mass Rescue Operations – Asia Pacific Seminar and Exercise
Asia Pacific Regional Development Meetings

Areas of Interest - Projects

LIFELINE Newsletter (Bi-Monthly) You can unsubscribe at any time
IMRF Bookshop Newsletter (Monthly)

Members Assisting Members Subject to eligibility – See website:
Rescue Boat Guidelines

Exchange Lifeboat Crew Project
Mixed Migrant Safety Project
Maritime Incidents Response Groups (MIRG)
Mass Rescue Operation
Members Assisting Members
Rescue Boat Guidelines
Water Safety Education

Your Details


Please note: after submitting this form, your information will be added to our database and we will contact you regarding the chosen areas of interest.

Your details will not be sold, or given to third parties.

If you have any questions, please contact the APRC at

APRC Contact

International Maritime Rescue Federation
Asia Pacific Regional Centre
Donghai Rescue Bureau
Room 405
No. 1426 Yang Shu Pu Road

Telephone: +86 21 55 09 53 01

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