Frequently Asked Questions about GMDSS GOC Renewal:

(a) Completed COP-23 form (b) experience certificate (as explained in COP-23 form). (c) printed copy of receipt of fee paid online (d) Copy of CDC (for proof of experience of not less than 6 months within 5 years immediately preceding the date of expiry of license) (e) Copy of COC (f) Copy of GMDSS GOC (g) self addressed stamped envelope.
The above documents could be submitted either by Post or by hand(during office timings only)

No. Only photocopy of the documents attested by a Gazetted Office should be sent.

It generally takes about 30 days after the application is received. Efforts are being made to reduce it to 20 days.

It is not available at present. However, the same may be available in the near future

Rs.5000 for 20 years or Rs.10000 for lifetime.

It is the day when the applicant is expected to attain 80 years of age.

Online payment is done through the website

No. Such provisions have been discontinued.

Yes.The documents should be attested by a Gazetted officer before sending it since these documents are not cross verified by the RLO, Mumbai with respect to their originals at the time of renewal.

The status can be found in the website by entering your GOC number and date of birth in the status search page.

The data is updated once in a week, normally on all Fridays.

You may contact the office telephonically or through email to find out the status.

Yes, your status will be known if you perform the search operation in the website.

The renewal is normally sent by Post if the self stamped envelope is given along with the application.The applicant can also collect it by hand either by himself or through an authorised person. But prior intimation need to be sent to the RLO for such an arrangement.

A Gazetted officer is notified by the Central Government or by the State Government through the Indian Gazette. Central and State Class A officers, Doctors of Govt Hospitals, Principals of Govt. Colleges and Head Masters of Govt. Schools are Gazetted Officers. Please see the Wikipedia Link

GOC can be renewed either for 20 years or for Lifetime.

The GOC should be renewed before its expiry. The documents for renewals should reach the RLO before the date of expiry of GOC. As per the extant rules, the application for renewal can be submitted upto 1 year prior to its renewal.

Apart from the documents mandated for regular renewal mentioned above, an additional late fee has to be paid along with the regular fee and the receipt for the total fee (renewal fee + late fee) has to be submitted.

The late fee is to be paid at a rate of 2% of the renewal fee due for 20 years or for lifetime as the case may be subject to a minimum of Rs.250/-.

You have to submit a copy of the GOC, an FIR lodged with the police for the loss of original Certificate and receipt of online payment of fee of Rs.500/- .

No. RLO Mumbai renews only those certificates which are issued by it. Applicant should not submit the renewal application to RLO Mumbai for the GOC Certificates issued by other RLO s and Head Quarters.

Go to the payment website( Follow the procedure as described in the Demo given in the link here.