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Old 02-27-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Thumbs up WOW Quick Renewal

Submitted my documentation renewal February 21st and received this year's CD on February 27th!

That was fast and I only paid $26
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:25 AM   #2
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My renewal was super fast too, about seven days from the day I did the online payment. The original bill of sale transfer took eight months back in 2015. I did see a short article in Cruising Outpost magazine that they're offering multi-year renewals starting this year but I didn't see any such thing available.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:33 AM   #3
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I did see a short article in Cruising Outpost magazine that they're offering multi-year renewals starting this year but I didn't see any such thing available.
Yeah, I too couldn't find that option.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:18 AM   #4
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My renewals have been fast for each of the last several years. Still hear that transfer of ownership is slow.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:27 AM   #5
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My renewals have been fast for each of the last several years. Still hear that transfer of ownership is slow.
Exactly. Renewals have always been fast and easy. It's changes that take time.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:48 AM   #6
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Exactly. Renewals have always been fast and easy. It's changes that take time.
They continue to make progress that has been seen since their new systems. Initial commercial is down to 14 days. Initial Recreational and changes are about 2 months. Renewals are 2 weeks.

Where they really are lagging still is mortgages, liens, and satisfaction of liens. That's really the only area now where their time is not satisfactory.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:53 AM   #7
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It used to be fast and free. Now it's fast and $26.

Since the $26 is supposed to be for administrative costs, multi year renewals should be the same price. We'll see.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:52 AM   #8
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I did it online too and got the new document in about 10 days.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:00 PM   #9
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yeah, the government sucks at everything.

only business...try resolving a medical insurance problem...is good at business...

hope some are learning that government tries too.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:31 PM   #10
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It used to be fast and free. Now it's fast and $26.
Yes, $26 unless you fall for one of those scammer documentation services that hit you for $75...and A LOT of people have fallen for this scam including me.

The scamming company does offer multi year renewal....$375 for 5 years.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:11 PM   #11
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ASD - I must be doing something wrong. Mailed mine in on the 20th, they cashed the check on the 23rd, and I still haven't gotten the cert. Guess I need to call them.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #12
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Got my renewal back last month with a less than 2 week turn around.

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Old 03-10-2018, 04:05 PM   #13
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Yep we got ours back a a couple of months ago & I believe it was the quickest processing turnaround time I've ever seen. 2 weeks.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:26 PM   #14
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I did mine online and paid online. Got the certificate in a week. Nice turnaround.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #15
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Mine must be coming up for renewal. I got the friendly and official looking letter from those nice folks at the Maritime Documentation Center. You know them, they're the ones that charge $75 for the renewal. The ones with the picture of the USCG boat on their website, only it has all references to the USCG removed. It's just a white cutter with an orange stripe that looks amazingly like a USCG boat.


But it was nice of them to remind me that my documentation is about to expire. Nice folks those guys are.


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I put a scheduled event into my phone that repeats yearly. Reminds me to renew the documentation.
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Well – I must not be on the “A” list. Checked my records – mailed renewal in on February 14, NVDC processed the check on February 23. Went to NVDC website (https://maritimedocumentation.us/), found the “contact us” button, sent an email inquiry. Promptly received an email response from a Documentation Processor advising me that the “contact us” was only for on-line renewal. He gives me the phone number to call for paper transactions.

That, of course, gets me a recording – directing me to https:/www.uscg.mil/nvdc to check paperwork status. It turns out that’s the Coasties’ Operations home page. There you hit the tab “Paperwork Status Inquiry” that directs you: In order to check current Case Processing Dates, please see "NVDC Case Processing Report" located at the bottom of our Home Page. That’s the NVDC Home – not the Ops Home. There, waaaaay down at the bottom, you see NVDC Case Processing Report – as of March 02, 2018. Click that and voila – you see that, as of last week, they are working on “Renewals (including with changes) - 21FEB18”. Nothing further. I guess that means they are (were) working on renewals received as of that date.

I did have a change of mailing address - maybe that gums up the works.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:21 PM   #18
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Yes, any changes bring the process to a dead crawl. My renewal had no changes so it sped through.
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Well – I must not be on the “A” list. Checked my records – mailed renewal in on February 14, NVDC processed the check on February 23. Went to NVDC website (https://maritimedocumentation.us/), found the “contact us” button, sent an email inquiry. Promptly received an email response from a Documentation Processor advising me that the “contact us” was only for on-line renewal. He gives me the phone number to call for paper transactions.

That, of course, gets me a recording – directing me to https:/www.uscg.mil/nvdc to check paperwork status. It turns out that’s the Coasties’ Operations home page. There you hit the tab “Paperwork Status Inquiry” that directs you: In order to check current Case Processing Dates, please see "NVDC Case Processing Report" located at the bottom of our Home Page. That’s the NVDC Home – not the Ops Home. There, waaaaay down at the bottom, you see NVDC Case Processing Report – as of March 02, 2018. Click that and voila – you see that, as of last week, they are working on “Renewals (including with changes) - 21FEB18”. Nothing further. I guess that means they are (were) working on renewals received as of that date.

I did have a change of mailing address - maybe that gums up the works.
Advise to, in the future, to renew online. They are really gearing toward online handling and much more efficient that way. Saves them several steps.
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I donít believe if you have a change of address that you can renew online. There is a bulletin on the web site that basically says you can email them, fax them or annotate the change of address on the form when you fax or mail the form in. Looking at the online form, there is only a billing address that you can fill in. The mailing address does not show up on the form.
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