The National Maritime Center’s (NMC) COVID extensions for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) are ending on October 31st next week.
To help mariners during this backlog, MM-SEAS just published the free guide Renew Your USCG License in 10 Easy Steps.
“Right now, we’re hearing that there’s a potential backlog of USCG applications at the NMC. And, this application process can stretch even longer when mariners have trouble navigating the USCG bureaucracy,” said Nate Gilman, President of the online USCG license credentialing software MM-SEAS.
“We’re finding that when applications are submitted perfectly, in the right order with the right information and everything signed, the process can go from months to weeks.” NMC figures estimate that 50 percent of applications are rejected due to missing forms, signatures or other information.
Gilman went on to stay, “listen, I know you know how to renew your license. This guide is really just a reminder on where all those random forms are, and some tips on organizing your application to get it approved quickly.”
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.