Vessel Documentation Center
26 February 2014:
As part of NVDC's continuous process improvement effort, customers will now receive automated e-mail notifications
for .pdf instruments filed through NVDC.PDF.FILING@uscg.mil.
In order to facilitate this process, we request all e-mails be sent formatted in plain text, without .html generated signature blocks
or pre-set features (such as decorative backgrounds or company logos) and remind customers that only .pdf documents will be accepted
(no .docs, .docx, .xls, etc.). Additional attachments generated as part of an .html e-mail will be removed, but should not negatively
E-mail responses with the Subject line: "National Vessel Documentation Center - Submission Received" indicates the submission was
successful and requires no further action.
E-mail responses with the Subject line: "National Vessel Documentation Center - Submission Not Accepted" indicates the submission
does not meet the .pdf format requirement. Details will be included in the body of the e-mail, such as "The attached file 'image001.jpg'
is invalid because it is not in PDF format." Customers receiving this message are advised to review submissions, ensure all attachments
are in the correct format, and re-send.
20 February 2014:
Electronic payment capabilities are limited to Abstract of Title Requests, COD Late Renewal and Certified
Copy of COD requests . For more information, click Instructions and Forms.
As of 22 January 2014:
the NVDC is suspending the issuance of Temporary Certificates of
Documentation for any applications received after 31 October 2013. As we get closer to the
busy summer boating season, the NVDC will re-evaluate the need to reinstitute the issuance of Temporary Certificate of Documentation.
Temporary COD Information
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