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NMC Forms

Merchant Mariner Credential, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate application forms, and various documents needed for the process are below.

All forms posted on the NMC website are the most up-to-date versions and will be accepted by the NMC, even if they have expired.  The NMC is working with U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters and the Office of Management and Budget regarding the approval of updated forms.

Use New Forms September 1, 2018

Avoid Delays

To ensure submitted applications are complete, please use the NMC's Checklist:

Complete applications are accepted at Regional Examination Centers (RECs) via mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. The NMC will NOT accept applications directly from mariners, except for Medical Certificate ONLY Applications (719K or 719K/E) sent via email to  If you submit an incomplete application, you will receive an Awaiting Information (AI) letter and YOUR CREDENTIAL WILL BE DELAYED!

For details on which forms are needed for each application type, visit the Merchant Mariner Credential page.
The Medical Certificate page specifies the requirements for a medical certificate.