The National Maritime Center (NMC) announced that new versions of the CG-719 series of forms (CG-719B, CG-719K, CG-719E, CG-719P, CG-719S, & CG-719C) were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 28, 2018 . The updated forms are available at the time of publication and must be used after September 1, 2018.
For the most current and updated instructions and forms for merchant mariners always visit the National Maritime Center website for announcements. Please note that mariners should submit their completed Mariner Application CG-719B to one of the nearest Regional Examination Centers (RECs) located across the United States via mail, email, fax or in person. Do not submit to the National Maritime Center. See question #13 below from Medical Certificate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The Medical Certificate FAQs contains other relevant questions regarding applications, medical forms, submission of forms, Types of medical certificates, expiration dates of medical certificates, medical waivers, and more.
13. Can I submit a mariner credential application (CG-719B) directly to the NMC? No. CG-719B applications must be submitted through an REC. Any CG-719K or CG-719K/E that is submitted along with a CG-719B will be returned to the mariner. Only CG-719K or CG-719K/E can be received directly at the NMC.
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