Originally Posted by Hud3
Are you referring to the Customs
user fee decal that costs $27.50? They're valid for a calendar year, so you'd have to purchase
a new one for entry in 2012. And as donradcliffe said, if you've cleared in at Puerto Rico (Culebra) you're good to go. No need to clear in in Florida when you get there.
He probably is referring to the LBO card. This is the Local Boaters Option. It is a card that looks like a plastic credit card and is used to facilitate easy and quick clearance into US ports
. The LBO program is designed for boaters who frequently clear into US ports
-- such as between USVI and BVI and PR and also between SE USA ports and Bahamas
. We obtained LBO cards for each crew member
(all US citizens) in USVI. Allowed us to clear into Culebra
and PR with just a phone
call. We have not returned to the US mainland yet so cannot speak to how easy or difficult clearance might be.