How can I renew USCG documentation if it’s expired?

If your documented vessel’s documentation has expired for more than 30 days, then your vessel’s documentation cannot be renewed. Instead, it must be reinstated. You can find the form to reinstate your vessel documentation here.

To avoid this in the future, renew your vessel documentation every year. Additionally, you can use our form to renew your vessel’s documentation for up to five years in advance.

To find the expiration date on your Certificate of Documentation, we advise you to look at the document’s lower left-hand corner.