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    CDC Renewal Procedure

    Recently I renewed my CDC (CDC Renewal Sticker). One friend sent a mail from his company detailing CDC renewal procedure with covering letter and other formalities. I did not follow their procedure and stuck with CDC renewal procedure laid down in the DG Shipping Circular. You can download my CDC Renewal form filled for reference.

    CDC Renewal Procedure broken down into parts which seemed most confusing to me : CDC Renewal Procedure

    JAHAJEE | 9 months ago | 9 HELPFUL | REPLY

    e-samudra, DG Shipping Seafarer profile registration

    Register & complete your e-Samudra seafarer profile. Completing your DG Shipping Seafarer profile, is mandatory as per DG Guidelines.
    I made my DG Shipping profile during Master exams @ e-Samudra dg shipping seafarer registration. While updating, I was confused about Passport number as my Passport was renewed. E-samudra do not allow you to delete any previous records so I simply added my new Passport details. Rest I updated few old data and my seafarer profile was complete. You will be asked to recheck again prior taking final printout. You need to submit your profile printout too with the documents required for CDC renewal. e-samudra, DG Shipping Seafarer profile registration

    JAHAJEE | 9 months ago | 3 HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Hello Sir,
      While filling up seafarer registration form on dgshipping website. I Clicked "Seafarer Registration" then i entered my INDoS no. and Date Of Birth on the other page which opened up and clicked continue, then on the other page few of my details were already there like "Nationality, Identification Mark, Gender, Place of Birth and Name(under application details)".

      Here my problem arises, all of the given details were correct except my name, it showed "sss" instead of "Kashif Bashir Malvankar".
      When I fill my personal details it shows "First Name not found in Name as above" and i am unable to submit.

      Sir please guide me how can i correct my name in dgshipping website.
      Waiting for your reply comment,
      Thank You.

      Kashif7707 | 8 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • @Kashif7707 please check "Click to view and print your profile" on top of the e-samudra Seafarer Profile page after you have logged in. Hopefully that should show your name correctly.
      In my case while the profile page does not show my last name the printout page shows it correctly !

      If problem still persists then you may try :
      1. contact DG Shipping at
      Tel. :91-22-22613651
      Hopefully they should guide you well.

      2. The Seafarer Profile page says "Contact To Concerned Shipping Master Office" for updating of permanent address ! You can try contacting him even for correction of your name perhaps.

      Please do share your experience on how you corrected the same.

      JAHAJEE | 7 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • hello sir...Good day.
      i am thankful to you for your kind service which is really very helpful .
      i applied for my CDC Renewal and it got rejected 2 times already i am not able to fill out the profile on e-samudra as it always shows a internal server error 500. and sometimes when it opens and after filling up all details i submit it shows again that error and i cant update my profile. i tried it from various pcs in cyber cafe but its of no use . dont know what to do i tried to contact dgshipping on phone and email but no use nobody care to answer it. my joining has been cancelled already because i couldnt get it done . can somebody help me and tell me what should i do . please

      naren.ratnu | 5 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Friend I just wrote common eSamudra problems and their possible solution. I hope those solutions help you too.

      While you cannot do much for 500 error as its their server issue but for other problems I think you check the printout page as same happened with me during my DG shipping online seafarer registration too, but the printouts were OK. Best of Luck.

      JAHAJEE | 5 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY

    CDC Renewal Form

    Download the CDC Renewal form @ M.S. Notice 24 of 2012 Dated 04.12.2012 . To me CDC renewal form is self explanatory. It covers not only CDC Renewal but also duplicate and lost CDC replacement procedure. Listing down important points

    1. No need of attestation by Gazetted Officer, Self attestation accepted on copies of your documents.
    2. Do not forget to write your Full name and date of self attestation.
    3. Use only CAPITAL LETTERS while filling your CDC Renewal form.
    4. Avoid over-writing !
    5. Fill & send only page number 4 to 8 (first 3 instruction pages are for self reference)
    6. Write on top left hand of the envelope (containing documents/CDC renewl form) in BLOCK LETTERS Replacement/Duplicate/Revalidation of CDC as required.
    7. No fees levied for revalidation of CDC (CDC Sticker).
    8. Write your name on the reverse of your photograph.
    9. Send the application by Registered / Speed post / Courier service to the Shipping Master (from where CDC was obtained i.e. Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai, address given in the CDC Renewal form)
    10. Documents required for CDC Renewal is detailed in Section II (A) of the CDC Renewal Form
    Personal experience while applying for CDC renewal were :
    I copied all the filled and printed pages of CDC.
    All documents list send by me attached below.
    Kept the documents list simple, did not add covering letter or next of kin details (advised by few shipping companies)
    You can download my CDC Renewal form filled for reference.
    I chose Speed post for sending my duly filled CDC Renewal Form. CDC Renewal Form

    JAHAJEE | 9 months ago | 5 HELPFUL | REPLY
    • also kindly advice, can I apply for renewal OF cdc even-though the period to expire the validity is almost 9 months... or in other words, I want to know should we apply for renewal after the CDC validity is expires or  before to that... if  before then what is the  early period ( 1 year/ six months )

      Moses.Dmello | 3 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • I lost all circular reference since DG Shipping website changed hence cannot link it. I read somewhere its 6 months before expiry but I am sorry as I am unsure, please consult for exact data.

      JAHAJEE | 3 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Good day J,
      I find in your list of enclosures, there is no mention of the Medical Fitness Certificate. Please confirm if this is required for CDC renewal (sticker) application. TX.

      1 User reported
      Others (Confusing others).

      bmtarun | 5 days ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Dear friend, it is not mentioned in the form and hence is not added in enclosure, so you do not need it !

      Sorry to ask but why did you have such doubt ?

      JAHAJEE | 5 days ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Good day J,
      Thank you for your prompt response. I will send my application for re-validation (sticker) with enclosures as per your list. There was some confusion, as the instructions for filling and sending Form B, did not require the STCW course cert. copies also, for re-validation of CDC. Instruction II (A), in link below.
      Will keep you updated with the outcome. TX.

      bmtarun | 4 days ago | HELPFUL | REPLY

    CDC Renewal status

    How can one track CDC renewal status once CDC Renewal Form is send ?
    You need to send a self addressed post card along with your documents. CDC renewal status will be send back to you on this post card. You will be assigned a file number on this post card for future reference related to your CDC Sticker application.

    How long does it take :
    18 May 2013 - Dispatched filled CDC Renewal Form, copies of documents.
    08 Jun 2013 - Received the file number detailed in self addressed Post Card.
    03 Jul 2013 - Received CDC Renewal sticker

    What if you do not receive post card or CDC renewal sticker even after 2 months ?
    I think the only way to get details then would be first to verify from your post/courier office, date shipment was delivered. Contact DG Shipping by e-mail / registered post OR file an RTI application for CDC Renewal status. CDC Renewal status

    JAHAJEE | 9 months ago | 2 HELPFUL | REPLY
    • One of my friend got his CDC renewal form rejected as he got his documents notary attested (YOU NEED TO SELF ATTEST, SIGN AND DATE AS DETAILED BEFORE ).
      He got his postcard returned blank and also received a rejection letter from DG Shipping detailing the reason of rejection within 1 month of applying for CDC renewal. Attaching his rejection letter for reference CDC Renewal status

      JAHAJEE | 7 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY

    CDC Renewal sticker

    I received my CDC Renewal sticker on 03 Jul 2013 almost 1.5 months after I applied for CDC renewal.

    Indian CDC contain pages marked "SPACE FOR PASTE OF RENEWAL STICKER" almost at the end of CDC (Page number 29 onwards),please stick your CDC renewal sticker on this page.

    If I had missed something, please do share your experience/updates about CDC renewal sticker.

    JAHAJEE | 9 months ago | 1 HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Thanks a lot dear jahajee. Followed ur procedure, even copy pasted ur sample form, didnt go thru all the requirements detailed in MS bla bla bla. never rcvd the acknowledgement letter. Instead got the sticker today. just 29th day from the date of application. U saved me a lot of time as well as money. Jahajee rocks!

      m08rohit | 6 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • I am from Maharashtra & I have just received my CDC Renewal sticker.......within 1 month of sending the application via post.

      Abhay.Singh | 4 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Hello!!! The renewal form is in pdf and the form starts from the centre of the sheet.
      One cannot edit the pdf form. Kindly intimate other place from where we can download the CDC renewal Form

      Ajit.Laghate | 2 months ago | HELPFUL | REPLY
    • When DG Shipping website changed the form was converted from "Word format" to "PDF Format".
      Please find below the previous editable word format.fileCDC Renewal form word  [754 KB] 

      JAHAJEE | 1 month ago | 1 HELPFUL | REPLY
    • Hi,

      I applied for CDC renewal from Kolkata following exactly the procedure that you have outlined on 06th Mar 2014. I received my renewal sticker on 20th Mar 2014 by Speed Post. Thank you so much for your guidance.

      vijayghosh | 4 weeks ago | HELPFUL | REPLY

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