Since each MMD is confused about Indian COC renewal, so trying to detail Indian COC revalidation procedure for all MMD might be a herculean task, but here is what I collected from most social Media Websites, DG Shipping Circulars and my personal Experience of COC revalidation. I specially thank Capt Delson Roche for sharing his detailed experience.
Also remember by completing your profile you will get alerts before expiry of your Personal documents, as well as renewal procedures like these ! Our STCW 2010 sea-time calculator also guide you about STCW 2010 Courses required to be done and Seatime required for next Maritime Examination.
Presently MMD is re-validating Indian COC till 31 Dec 2016 if Refresher Courses are not done.
If Refresher Courses are done then Indian COC is renewed as per STCW 2010 with an extension of 5 years. We all know that this isn't that simple though !
for revalidation of class 4 coc do we need a certain sea time too?
Irrespective whether you have done STCW 2010 Courses or not, certain Merchant Navy Courses in India and Personal documents needs to be renewed for COC Revalidation.
An addendum - got may very upgraded to 2010 requirement. I was asked to apply through the institute where I did my reval and refresher courses. Need medical not older than 6 months. Self attest all documents. It takes only 2 days in Mumbai. All the best. Please update accordingly. Thanks. Deep Dsouza.
One more thing- go there at 1000 and submit your COC. Take copy of page where it is written for extension of lisence. Sign that page and submit at counter no.1. She will call you back at 1300. By 1310 we had finished and was out of the MMD.