When submitting paperwork for an upgrade/letter to test, in my case 1600 Mate NC, does an endorsement you already have qualify for the amount of sea service that was required for that endorsement? Example: AB-Special = 360 days (this may very well be the “stupid” question of the few that I have, so I am getting it out of the way first)
If I were to take an OUPV course and submit paperwork for that, but only a few months away from submitting paperwork for the Mates license mentioned in question 1, would the sea service letters/discharge documents used for the OUPV still be okay to use for the Mates license? Total days of sea service is always TOTAL days of sea service no matter what, right?
Has anyone had luck getting paperwork for a letter to test through the NMC faster by submitting everything you have at the time, maybe lacking one or two items from your checklist, and then getting those things to them as you get them, kind of “finalizing” the process that they began when you first sent them the incomplete paperwork?? I have heard of this, and would like to hear more. Trying to avoid a lot of waiting time for a letter to test…
Thanks in advance for any help with these.