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|05-27-2010 07:24 AM|
|tomwatt||Going back to the OP's question again, I believe what you experienced was U.S. Customs, plus the cruise line's own procedure. On a cruise with my family a year or so ago, the cruise line made a big production out of verifying passport & ID before getting aboard the liner... but as I noticed later, that was because for all subsequent stops, going ashore and returning in foreign ports was handled by the cruise ship ID only. In essence the cruise ship is acting as a customs agent for the country being visited.|
|05-27-2010 04:06 AM|
entering the US
we must jump through when we want to reenter.
There has to be a thousand of you that know the answer to this.
when you enter the us, you must call the customs within 24hrs, Then visit imigration and have your passports stamped. If you dont report whether you have a sticker or not. There are homeland security laws that if you dont report they can impound your boat, or set a fee to pay or go to jail. dont laught we made the mistake of taking our time and almost faced a fine and jail!
Some places are easier to check in than others, you find out from other cruisers. We had our experience in Miami. while its a hassle and time consuming it is necessary for home land security to do their job,
|05-21-2010 05:08 PM|
Originally Posted by kredit View Post
PERFECT!!!!!! American's are conditioned...thats why i have this boat...i would rather be conditioned by Mother Nature and Father Neptune...the oceans are the last place for true freedom and life
|05-05-2010 09:59 AM|
get your stupid customs frequent flyer sticker and have fun the sticker is 25 or 36 dollars i donot remember--the return is soo much easier with it--is from customs and immigration and is obtainable on like--they donot call it stupid, however ,,LOL
also bring with you your last fuel receipt.. helps if , as in mexico they want some kind of proof as to your last stop.
|04-27-2010 06:02 PM|
Originally Posted by bb74 View Post
Many countries will not allow you to clear in if you cannot prove you cleared out of the previous one. USA to Bahamas to USA is an exception.
The people who get uptight about not checking with customs/immigration are the people who are wearing customs/immigration uniforms.
Some day you are in for a rude awakening.
|04-27-2010 04:12 PM|
I'm a bit confused here but probably because I haven't done the carribean. You have a US registered boat and US passports? If so, I don't see what the big deal is coming home unless you have a locker full of rum or other taxable products...?
Getting into a foreign country should be pretty straight forward - customs declaration, passport check, visa check for requirements on stay. Getting back same deal as needed.
Pretty much like driving into Mexico or taking a flight to London.
My only recommendation (as I've sailed US east coast and the Med only), is save a nice pair of clothes and have a shower / shave for the day you do passport / customs check - everything will be fine.
As for coming back, aside the logbook and passport stamp, what's the need to check with customs / border control (again assuming you're not bringing quantities of taxable goods.???) People get uptight about these things but it's no big deal.
|04-27-2010 09:38 AM|
Originally Posted by remetau View Post
|04-27-2010 09:26 AM|
|remetau||Actually I didn't see where anybody aswered your question. If you have a U.S. flagged boat (documented or registered) and you are a U.S. citizen, then you do not have to get clearance when departing the U.S.|
|04-27-2010 09:19 AM|
Leaving the US
Thanks to you who actually answered my question.
|04-27-2010 12:17 AM|
Originally Posted by joethecobbler View Post
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