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Re: non us citizen - green card can I buy a US boat with a certificate of documentati
If you plan on only sailing in US waters all you need is state registration which is available to permanent residents.
If you plan on sailing outside US waters then USCG documentation would be advisable which is only available to US citizens.
So as permanent resident (green card holder) you can get get state registration.
As US citizen your spouse can get USCG documentation, then if you desire and can get US citizenship update the USCG documentation to include you.
I am a former green card holder and now citizen.
Last edited by Ulladh; 03-31-2020 at 10:01 AM.