Grand Haven Coast Guard Offering Fingerprinting and Oaths

Grand Haven – Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven has expanded its services to enable applicants to complete fingerprinting and take oaths before a designated Coast Guard official for Merchant Mariner’s Documents, Coast Guard Licenses, and/or Certificates of Registry, without having to travel to a Regional Exam Center.

Sector Field Office Grand Haven has established guidelines for any merchant mariner interested in acquiring or renewing their license or document. The following guidelines will apply to both oaths and fingerprinting:

  1. Contact Sector Field Office Grand Haven at (616) 850-2502 to set up an appointment.
  2. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. No walk-ins.
  3. Prior to administering the oath or fingerprinting, the Coast Guard official shall verify the identity of the Merchant Mariner through credible, original picture identification. The picture ID should be issued by a government agency. In addition, a second form of ID (e.g. birth certificate, etc.) will also be required.
  4. All oaths and fingerprinting will take place at Sector Field Office Grand Haven at 650 S. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417.

Prior to scheduling an appointment, all applicants should have begun the application process and paid all applicable fees to the Regional Exam Center (REC) in Toledo (419) 418-6015.

Your feedback is appreciated to ensure we continue to provide you with the best possible service. Point of Contact is LCDR Steve Lowe (616) 850-2502.

Source: USCG Sector Field Office Grand Haven

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