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Rishi Kashyap
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GMDSS Form and relevant documents


As always WPC never had an updated COP-23 form on their website, however RLO Mumbai did had a Word doc format form but it has old payment details and many wrong information in that ! Anyways I edited that word doc and converted it to PDF for filling by hand ! Why by hand ?? Because its first line states "in block letters" and  I already had my form rejected once ! Having said that I still recommend typing in doc format, at least you can easily edit your error rather than writing again full (which I had to go through) :(

Documents required for GMDSS GOC renewal

(a) Completed COP-23 form
(b) Copy of CDC (for proof of experience greter than 6 months within 5 years immediately preceding the date of expiry of license)
(c) Copy of COC
(d) Copy of GMDSS GOC (Page with birth date, Issued place)   previous GMDSS GOC renewal letter
(e) Printed copy of receipt of fee paid online
(f) Self addressed stamped envelope.

I am attaching both empty & filled COP-23 form for reference along with all relevant WPC/RLO circulars for GMDSS GOC renewal. Attachment also has contact details of every concerned RLO. Hope you will find it helpful.
According to GAURANG DOSHI, who replied that WPC wants your GMDSS GOC details under section 5 for cert of competency number. When I applied in July 2019 I wrote my GOC details in Section 5 but when reapplying in Feb 2020, by mistake I wrote my COC details ! (This is what happens when you are too careful with anything :) ) Will wait to see if GMDSS renewal application gets rejected or not for this error ! Anyways I have highlighted this in attached filled COP-23 GMDSS renewal form.

I sent above documents to following address in an envelope duly marked "GMDSS GOC Renewal" The Assistant Wireless Adviser to the Govt. of India,
Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, COP Section,
Department of Telecom, 619,
Sanchar Bhawan, 20,
Ashoka Road,
New Delhi - 110001
GMDSS GOC renewal Form Submission envelope

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