Savannah, Ga. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds all pleasure boat operators arriving from foreign locations of CBP reporting requirements and locations.
All U.S. Citizens and aliens seeking entry to the United States must report their arrival. Masters must report their arrival immediately to CBP after having been at any foreign port or place or after having contact with any hovering vessel. This requirement applies to all boats regardless of country of registration.
A Master or designee may go ashore only to report the arrival to CBP. No other person may leave or board the boat and no baggage or merchandise may be removed. The boat must be made available for boarding at the time of report.
Boaters will be directed to present themselves and any passengers for a face-to-face interview.
Required Reporting Information:
24-hour Contact Information:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.