Will the USCG accept my Oath without a Notary Stamp on it?

Your USCG oath must have a notary's stamp. Even forms labeled 'SAMPLE' are acceptable if stamped. Get all your oath questions answered.

1 mins read・Jan 17, 2023
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No. Your Merchant Mariner Oath for your USCG license must have the notary's stamp on the Oath form or bottom of the CG-719B form.

Who can give me my Oath?

Pretty much anyone who is an authorized notary can give you your oath. (This means any notary can help you out!)

Can my Oath form really say SAMPLE on it?

Yes. That is what the USCG had provided for us and that is what the USCG will accept for your application.

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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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