Due to an increase in application volume and technical difficulties with our credential production equipment, mariner applicants will experience issuance delays. For the most up to date status information, use our online tool to check your status. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to get your credential to you as soon as possible.

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

Obtain MMC Image

The tabs below explain the MMC application process and types of applications.  You must apply at an REC and include all supporting documentation and proper signatures.  Missing information will cause applications to be delayed or rejected.
DE and QA are not MMC endorsements. To apply for DE/QA, click here.



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

Steps to Apply for an Original MMC