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National Vessel Documentation Center

Important Notice

Due to problems we are having with our local phone provider, the NVDC is unable to make outgoing long distance phone calls. We understand that incoming calls are not affected. Unfortunately, if customers leave a message on our voice message, we will not be able to return the call until this problem is rectified. If you have a critical issue that needs a response, please consider sending a message via our webmaster at and we will attempt to provide a response as soon as possible. For general questions or questions specifically on the status of your applications or information on case processing dates, please visit our website and click on FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), Paperwork Status Inquiry or Case Processing Dates.

Mission Statement

The National Vessel Documentation Center facilitates maritime commerce and the availability of financing while protecting economic privileges of United States citizens through the enforcement of regulations, and provides a register of vessels available in time of war or emergency to defend and protect the United States of America.

Thank you for visiting the NVDC.

Last Modified 3/2/2015