Entering the U. While this task may seem burdensome to some and a joke to others, especially when considering what is and has been happening along our southern border. Pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, operators of small pleasure vessels, arriving in the United States from a foreign port or place to include any vessel which has visited a hovering vessel or received merchandise outside the territorial sea, are required to report their arrival to Customs and Border Protection immediately.
Customs and Border Patrol, offers a way for boaters to report quickly when entering back into the country after an excursion. Customs and Border Protection photo. The Los Angeles Board of Port Commissioners, with the record-breaking number of cargo they moved in the past years, fittingly approved an amendment to Agreement No.
All international mariners are urged to follow the letter of the law, as willful violators will be subject to civil and criminal penalties. A strong partnership between CBP and the international boating community will continue to keep Newport a safe and welcoming destination for all international travelers. If your boat has anchored or tied up, you are considered to have entered the United States.
Customs and Border Protection allows pleasure boaters and other eligible travelers who arrive at remote locations to report their arrival online. In addition to submitting a report of arrival, pleasure boaters who are not currently enrolled in a Trusted Traveler Program, Local Boater Option, or I program who are currently required to report in person may be eligible for a video inspection. Disclaimer: This is a pilot version only for use in limited areas.
The US Customs and Border Patrol have announced a new cell phone or tablet app for pleasure boater for reporting their arrival into US. One will need to set up an account at login. It can be used by all travelers coming into the US via private vessel no matter the nationality of the traveler or the vessel.
The primary focus of this information is private vessels operating between Ports in the Great Lakes Region. While these regulations undoubtedly apply for other areas there may also be additional requirement when operating beyond the Great Lakes. Be aware Customs considers all water vehicles to be governed by these regulations.
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Boaters may also continue to report their arrival via designated telephone reporting numbers, if desired. Pursuant to 19 CFR 4. The master of the small vessel reports their arrival at the nearest CBP facility or such other place as the Secretary may prescribe by regulations.