ATTENTION* Apply for your MMC at least 90 days in advance.

How to Apply for a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)

Step 1: TWIC

Step 2: Submit Complete Application

Step 3: Transit from REC to NMC

Step 4: Application Evaluated

Step 5: Credential Printed

Step 6: Credential Mailed

Need to send additional information (AI) for an EXISTING application?

Send AI for an EXISTING application (Adobe PDF format only) to:

All attachments MUST be in Adobe PDF format, otherwise your documentation will be returned causing further delays. The NMC cannot process attachments that are not in Adobe PDF format.



Original MMC definition: The first credential issued to an applicant.

Steps to Apply for an Original MMC