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Application Processing Delays

3 January 2020

The National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) is experiencing delays in the time necessary to issue Certificates of Documentation (CODs), Abstracts of Title (A/Ts), COD Renewals and other documentation, due to performance issues associated with its Information Technology (IT) System.

The Coast Guard recognizes the need to minimize the effect on the maritime community and is working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Expired Forms

The Forms Collection used by the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) expired on 31JUL19. NVDC will still be accepting these versions until replacement forms are available for use.

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.


NVDC Case Processing Report