If at any time while your certificate of documentation is still valid you move out from the location you had given to the USCG on the application, you need to submit a US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Change of Address. This article will explain to you how to do that, how many years your certificate lasts depending on the use you give to your vessel, and some other important details you might find useful. Read on!
How Many Years is your Certificate of Documentation Valid For
We will start this article with some clarifications. On one hand, the certificate of documentation is a document issued to you when your vessel is registered with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). They are the government department that oversees all the maritime activity from our territory. This certificate can only be awarded to vessels that leisure over 5 net tons (about 25 feet long boats). If they are used for commercial purposes, the boats are mandated to get this type of registration. If they are used for leisure activities, vessel owners can choose whether to get this type of documentation or not.
Commercial certificates of documentation have to be renewed yearly. From 2022, USCG-registered vessels’ certificates last five years. Given that it is your responsibility to inform the USCG of any changes in your situation during those years, you can imagine it is not that unusual to submit a Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Change of Address. Let us show you how to do it.
How to Get your US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Change of Address at our Site
At the left side of our site, the Maritime Documentation Center, you will be able to see a list of the different types of documents you can get with our help. The third one on that list is the Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Change of Address (for space reasons, we shortened it to “change of address”).
Once you have been redirected to the platform you will be asked for your vessel name and official number. After that, you will need to complete details about yourself like the new address and if it is going to be the same as the mailing address.
Fast Processing of Boat Documentation
Processing your Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Change of Address will also give you some other advantages. On one hand, you have the peace of mind of knowing that your details will be kept secure, given that our platform is SSL-encrypted. On the other hand, the Maritime Documentation Center helps you get all of your boating paperwork completely online, so you can easily process them from the comfort of your house. Finally, having our experienced staff overlooking the documentation that you submitted, can prevent you from making any mistakes, that would delay the process of issuing the certificates. Contact us today for any other information we might assist you with.