That is what the USCG had provided for us and that is what the USCG will accept for your application. Every person who receives an original MMC must first take an oath, before an official authorized to give such an oath.
An oath may be administered any person legally permitted to administer oaths in the jurisdiction where the person taking the oath resides which really means a public notary. If you are at the USCG REC a Coast Guard-designated individual can sign instead of a Notary.
A notary can usually be found by asking for one at one of the following locations: bank, law firm, real estate firm, library, parcel shipping store, photocopy shop, tax preparer, accountant office, college or university.
We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!
No matter what, when you are ready to submit your application, you can choose to have the MM-SEAS staff create a perfect application, handle the USCG application fees and work with the USCG on your behalf to resolve any issues for a flat fee of $299 or you can choose to submit on your own.
Pro MM-SEAS members get access to unlimited live 1 on 1 calls with one of our USCG Licensing Specialists. We've found that answering questions live with screen sharing in a video call makes both of our lives easier. Pro MM-SEAS members can access these features inside of MM-SEAS under License Guidance.
Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.