Pleasure boats arriving in the New York/Newark Area will make an initial report of arrival to CBP by contacting the Newark Area Marine Desk at 1-877-209-8526. For purposes of reporting pleasure boat arrivals, the New York/Newark Area is defined as the geographic area north of Manasquan, NJ and south of the Poughkeepsie Bridge on the Hudson River. The area includes the north and south shores of Long Island.
What information do I have to have when I call?
Vessel masters must have the following information available:
- name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
- Name of the boat and/or boat registration number;
- CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer);
- Homeport and current location; and
- Return contact number.
What Alternative Inspection Programs Does This Port Accept?
- Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit Program (I-68)
- NEXUS Program
Participants in these programs must report their arrival to CBP by calling 1-877-209-8526. Unless directed by a CBP Officer, participants in these programs do not have to report for an in-person inspection.
You must call 1-877-209-8526 to report your arrival. CBP may direct you to physically report to one of the following locations.
CBP Port Office
1210 Corbin Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
NY City Passenger Ship Terminal
711 12th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Republic Airport (FRG)
E. Farmingdale, NY 11735
Cape Liberty Cruise Port
14 Port Terminal Boulevard
Bayonne, NJ 07002-5038
CBP Ships Office - JFK Airport
Terminal-4 (International Arrivals)
Jamaica, NY 11430
Vessels reporting in Manhattan will normally be boarded at the 79th St. Boat Basin.