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
On this page

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!)

What's the best copy of the Oath?

Here's a copy of the Oath without the word sample on it. Click on the image below to download your copy to bring to any Notary near you.

Can my Oath form really say SAMPLE on it?

Yes. Here is a link to what the USCG had provided for us and either Oath will be acceptted for your application.

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.
Sign Up for Free
Always Free | $349 if you file with us (Includes fees)

About the author

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.

Recent Posts