The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center issued the following news item on Jan. 23.
National Maritime Center Now Accepting Electronically Signed Documents
In keeping with our goal to continuously improve our services to mariners, the National Maritime Center (NMC) will now accept electronic signatures (e-sign) on all CG-719 series forms and all supporting documentation therein for merchant mariner credentials (MMCs), medical certificates, and course approvals. Mariner applicants may e-sign applications and supporting documentation using software-generated electronic signatures (e.g., Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) on the CG-719 series of forms and other supporting documentation to include, but not limited to, sea service, assessments, mariner training documentation, and qualified assessor and designated examiner requests. However, any submission missing signatures will be returned to the mariner or course provider.
Requirements to e-submit your MMC application to a regional examination center, or to [email protected] for medical certificate applications, have not changed.
E-mailing your application and e-signing your documents is the preferred method for submission. Please note: While the Coast Guard can accommodate e-mails with attachments up to 35MB in size, verify any size restrictions your e-mail provider may have prior to sending. Missing information will cause applications to be delayed or rejected.
If you have any questions, please contact the NMC Customer Service Center by e-mailing [email protected], by calling 1-888-IASKNMC (427-5662), via our online chat system (scan the QR code below to open the chat website), or by visiting the NMC website.
/B. W. Clare/
Bradley W. Clare
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
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