Mariners Now Able to Pay User Fees Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Merchant mariners are now able to pay user fees for the evaluation of applications, examinations, issuance of licenses and merchant mariner documents online at Pay.gov.

Pay.gov allows secure electronic payments to federal government agencies. Payments can be made directly from an individual’s bank account or by credit or debit card, enabling mariners to quickly pay user fees and have proof of payment.

This new method of paying user fees is part of the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) restructuring and centralization project to improve service to mariners and to increase the efficiency of the application review and approval process.

Mariners may continue to pay user fees in person at Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers. Regional Examination Centers also offer assistance in using Pay.gov.

A directory of regional examination centers can be found by visiting the Merchant Marine Information Center.

Source: USCG D5 Public Affairs

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