Yes. A CG-719K will update your medical certificate for domestic and STCW qualifications.
A medical certificate from the Coast Guard certifies that the mariner has the physical capability to fulfill all the requirements of basic training as required by Section A-VI/1 of STCW.
Filling out and submitting the CG-719K form serves as an application for a medical certificate. Print out all 10 pages of the form, take it with you to your medical exam so the medical provider can complete and sign the form.
Email a PDF of your completed CG-719K form (all 10 pages) to MEDAIP@uscg.mil.
USCG guidance is that applications should be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the medical certificate expiration date, or 60 days prior to the date the medical certificate will be needed. The team at MM-SEAS recommends you do it 120 days before you need it. It's free and there's no reason not to!
There is no cost to submit a CG-719K form for a medical certificate. This only refers to the cost of submitting the form to the Coast Guard for processing a medical certificate. You may still have to pay for the medical appointment. Submitting this form does not change the cost of MMC renewal or original application fees.
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 $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.
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