I will be returning to USA from Bahamas
in 4-6 weeks. I have a current
User decal. I have heard conflicting stories about checking back in to US. A few sources say that often a simple phone
call from a few miles offshore
will usually be all that is required - others say that's hooey, and one must absolutely physically appear before a customs
agent. Surfing the US BP/Customs web is just a clickfest to nowhere.
Anyone with recent, actual experience? I am a US citizen on a US documented vessel. PS: What about immigration? I thought I didn't need to talk to them as I am not immigrating to US, I live there.