Do you have to turn in passport photos as part of my USCG License renewal application?

No, passport photos are not needed for USCG license renewal. Learn what documents are essential for a smooth process.

2 mins read・Mar 02, 2022
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Nope. You only needed to provide proof of identity, such as your passport, to get your license the first time.

To renew your USCG License you only need to provide documentation in the MM-SEAS renewal checklist.

Renewal checklist on screen.
  1. If you have over 360 days you don't have to take the Open Book Take Home test
  2. If you don't have the 360 days, you can take training but we recommend you take the Open Book Take Home test. Cheaper, faster and way easier.
  3. You need to do your medical outside of MM-SEAS making sure you follow the steps on the CG719K
  4. A picture of your most recent MMC
  5. Your renewed TWIC or a TWIC exemption memo ( We can create these for you in seconds at MM-SEAS!)
  6. Negative Drug test documentation from a 5 panel drug test, your employer or a consortium
  7. We will take care of the fees for you
  8. Complete your user profile and make sure your mailing address is correct. It's where the USCG will send your new license!

We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!

MM-SEAS is free to use on your own and if you need some more personalized help you can upgrade to MM-SEAS Pro inside of the site.

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 $349 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.

Need to renew, upgrade or get your first USCG license? We're here to help.

No matter if it is your first MMC, your second Upgrade or your fifth Renewal USCG Licensing is easy with MM-SEAS.
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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

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.

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