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Old 08-31-2012
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Re: Immigration Requirements while cruising South Pacifi

Generally you check in with the port captain, immigration and customs. With your NZ & Canadian passports you will get a visa on arrival.

In French Polynesia you post a bond ($$$$) equal to the amount of a return airticket. The bond is returned when you check out. This can be done with a visa card. You lose about 5% on the transaction.

If your skipper joins the Pacific Puddle Jump, sponsored by Latitude 38, you may not have to post the bond.

For more details on each country's immigration rules and requirements check out the country pages at

I found the check in procedures in all the places you will be visiting relatively painless.

Have a great trip!

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