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Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS)

As part of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation's borders while enhancing legitimate travel specifically for small boaters, CBP has implemented the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS).


SVRS enables boaters to report quickly and easily to CBP their arrival from foreign waters.

It is a free, easy-to-use, voluntary program that you enroll for online.


SVRS is available to all U.S. citizens, nationals and lawful permanent residents; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are nationals of a Visa Waiver Program country.

Local Boater Option participants, Trusted Traveler Program members and current holders of an I-68 (Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit) must apply for enrollment in SVRS on-line in order to participate, but they do not need to schedule an interview with a CBP officer to complete their application.

How to Enroll

The enrollment system is web-based. New applicants register online and self-schedule an interview with a CBP officer at an authorized reporting location of their choice.

Participants receive a welcoming email with their Boater Registration (BR) number and password for SVRS.


Small Vessel Reporting System

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"CBP Announces New Small Vessel Reporting System" - Public Service Announcement

Last modified: 
April 9, 2014