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Northern New York State

What Alternative Inspection Programs Does This Port Accept?

  • CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM)
  • Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit Program (I-68)
  • Verified Traveler (including LBO, SVRS,  and I-68 numbers)
  • NEXUS Program

CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival - Mobile (ROAM)

The CBP ROAM app is a free mobile application that provides an option for pleasure boaters to report their U.S. entry to CBP via their personal smart device or a tablet located at local businesses to satisfy reporting requirements. In limited areas, travelers arriving remote areas may also be eligible to use the CBP ROAM app.

Travelers using the CBP ROAM app may use the app to apply to become Verified Travelers (which includes existing LBO, SVRS, and I-68 numbers) and receive expedited processing on future arrivals.

Participants in these programs may also report their arrival to CBP by calling the number below. Unless directed by a CBP Officer, participants in these programs do not have to report for an in-person inspection.

Phone in Arrivals: 1-800-827-2851

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

Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS)

Beginning September 5, 2018, SVRS will no longer be in service and float plans will no longer be accepted.

Boaters looking for a new, faster way to report their arrival and/or apply for a registered boater program may use the CBP ROAM app, available for free on the Apple App and Google Play stores. Current SVRS registration numbers may be used within the CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (CBP ROAM) for expedited processing. Boaters may also continue to report their arrival via designated telephone reporting numbers, if desired.

Reporting Procedures

Report for inspection to the nearest open marine Port of Entry:

Heart Island 9:30 a.m - 6:30 p.m. May to October
Cape Vincent 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. May to October
Ft. Covington 24/7 April to November
Last modified: 
August 23, 2018
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