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Old 12-06-2011, 09:20   #1
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Question Florida to Galveston - Homeland Security

I'm a UK citizen and I'll be cruising from Ft L to Galveston in August. I'll enter Miami on a visa waiver then proceed direct to Galveston. I'm presuming I won't need to clear immigration and re-enter, am I right about this or should I apply for a ten-year visa?

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Re: Florida to Galveston - Homeland Security

I don't think you have to, you are going on a cruise ship or a charter? They can tell you for sure.
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Re: Florida to Galveston - Homeland Security

I'll be sailing my boat. I'll not be going anywhere but US port to US port, longest leg from either Key West or Marathon to Galveston, but I will be offshore.
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Re: Florida to Galveston - Homeland Security

You should check with CBP to be sure, a phone call to them after arrival in Miami should be quick and easy.

AFAIK, as long as you don't check in to a foreign port between Miami & Galveston, you don't need to check in at Galveston.

BTW, how is the boat registered? If the boat is foreign flagged with a US cruising permit, you will need to let CBP know it's moved ports.
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Re: Florida to Galveston - Homeland Security

Thanks DotDun

Boat is registered in Florida and I hold the title. I'll check anyway, but I think (and hope) you're right.
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