How do I make a TWIC exemption memo to renew my USCG License?

Create a TWIC exemption memo to save $125.25. Include your MMC number and a statement. MM-SEAS offers digital signing and USCG help.

2 mins read・Aug 10, 2022
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There are two ways to create a TWIC exemption memo. If you don't need a TWIC for work than renewing your TWIC is a waste of $125.25.

  1. You can use TWIC exemption memo generator and digitally sign it inside of the MM-SEAS app
  2. You can create your own TWIC exemption memo, hand sign it and scan it into your package as a pdf.

Can MM-SEAS really make a perfect TWIC exemption memo?

Yes! You can even digitally sign it inside of

What needs to be on my TWIC exemption memo?

You need to make sure you include the following information.

  1. Date
  2. Your Full Name
  3. MMC Number
  4. Exemption Statement:  I certify that I do not require a TWIC. I understand that a name-based safety and suitability check could significantly delay the processing of my Merchant Mariner Credential Application.
  5. Your wet Signature (If you are doing it yourself)

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.

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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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