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Owners of a documented vessels must provide the Coast Guard with their physical address of primary residency. This can be either domestic or foreign, providing it is recognizable by the postal service of that respective country. However, the National Vessel Documentation center may waive this requirement if provided with a statement that explains why a physical address is unavailable. Such may be the case of those living aboard a transient vessel. If there is no physical address, it will be necessary to submit a certification to that effect.


The form is provided in Microsoft Word in order to facilitate any changes to its structure or textual content. It is also fielded and tabbable for your convenience. In making any non-fielded alterations, it will be necessary to select the "Unprotect" option from the "Tools" menu of your application. It can thereafter be protected again as a form to regain the fielding.


The address certification must be completed and executed by the vessel owners. It must also properly identify the vessel by its name and official documentation number and/or hull identification number. If signed  by a representative, such persons capacity must be stated. Notarization of the signatures is not required.


Address certifications are evaluated on an individual basis by the documentation center and approval is not guaranteed.

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