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Improved Customer Service Feature For Renewal Submissions Via E-Mail

Beginning August 26, 2021, customers will receive confirmation e-mails in response to submissions sent to:  VDC-PF-NVDCRENEWALS@USCG.MIL or NVDCRENEWALS2@USCG.MIL.  Responses will indicate either ‘Submission Received’ or ‘Submission Not Accepted’ in the Subject line, with additional information in the body of the response.

Please ensure all attachments are in .pdf format, including change of address requests.  


Customer Survey

Your opinion matters to us, and the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is committed to providing you with excellent customer service.  Your feedback will guide efforts to improve the Vessel Documentation Program. Please visit NVDC Customer Feedback to complete the survey. 


New Forms

Updated forms are now available under our INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS link.  Customers should begin using these fillable forms when applying for vessel documentation services.  Legacy forms (with 07/31/2019 expiration date) will be accepted through 1/1/2022.


New Fee Schedule

Updated fee schedules are now available under our FEE SCHEDULE tab OR on links below. 
Current Fee Schedule Click Here
Fee Schedule Effective Jan 2022 Click Here

National Vessel Documentation Center


Mission Statement

The National Vessel Documentation Center facilitates maritime commerce and the availability of financing while protecting economic privileges of United States citizens through the enforcement of regulations, and provides a register of vessels available in time of war or emergency to defend and protect the United States of America.



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