Do I have to renew my FMC License?

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission requires that NVOCCs renew their license every three years. You will be contacted by the FMC via email ( to provide renewal information and provided with an online portal logon. You will have to reconfirm all basic business information initially reported on your FMC Form-18 when you first obtained your […]

How do I renew my FMC License?

You will receive an email from the FMC with renewal information from This email will be sent to your organization’s primary FMC contact. This is the contact person and email you previously reported to the FMC as your primary FMC contact.  For most licensed NVOCCs, this is their organization’s Qualifying Individual (QI). The FMC may […]

How do I know when I need to renew my FMC License?

Each licensed NVOCC is provided a renewal date at the time of FMC License issuance. You can check this date by looking up your organization on FMC’s official list of NVOCC at About 90 days before your renewal is due, DPI will send you a reminder message. You will also receive a renewal message […]

How much does it cost to renew my FMC License?

There is no FMC Fee for license renewal processing. If you request DPI to handle your license renewal reporting, our fee is US$ 120. If your license renewal requires complex reporting, for example reporting of multiple new branch offices or shareholders, additional time may be required to complete your renewal application. We charge US$ 60/hour […]

What if I don’t receive a license renewal email from FMC?

You will be contacted by the FMC via email about 90 days prior to your renewal date. This email will be sent from to the contact email provided to the FMC at the time of your FMC license approval. We recommend checking your spam and junk mail filters in case the message was screened […]

What does the license renewal email from FMC look like?

The renewal email from the FMC will have login information for the FMC’s online renewal portal. The email will be sent from with the subject OTI License Renewal Notice – Org no. XXXXXX. The email will look like this. If you would like DPI to handle your renewal, you must forward the FMC email […]