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Old 12-04-2013, 13:42   #1
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I'm not expecting to find exactly what I am looking for will layout the situation. We have a UK registered SSR 1 boat. The crew is mostly US Passport. We keep the boat in Italy. I am looking at leaving Italy and going to Corsica and then to Sardinia. Am I going to have to check into Corsica(France) and then check back into Italy? If so where would I do so? Does it have to be at a port of Entry? If you have experience with a US documented boat I would love to hear your opinion on the regulations.

I tried to do a search on this but wasn't able to find any answers.
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Both are EU so no check-out's nor check-in's. Your passports are stamped when you enter the EU (ask for it if not) and from that day on you have 90 days before you have to leave the EU again, assuming US passports. Some countries need visa, like S.A., Russia etc.

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Both are EU so no check-out's nor check-in's. Your passports are stamped when you enter the EU (ask for it if not) and from that day on you have 90 days before you have to leave the EU again, assuming US passports. Some countries need visa, like S.A., Russia etc.

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No customs between EU countries, but immigration (passport control) is a separate issue -- you do have that if you travel between a Schengen and non-Schengen country like, for example, between the UK and France.

It's quite funny, actually, sailing between UK, Channel Islands, and France (as I often do):

UK to Channel Islands -- no passport control, but customs
UK to France -- no customs, but passport control
Channel Islands to France -- customs and passport control

Sounds confusing, but you do get used to it. Fortunately, it is all extremely laxly enforced, and easy to comply with even if you're a stickler.
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Re: US National Med Clearance

UK Reg Boat can come and go as it pleases within all the EU.

Crew is a seperate matter - and depends on Visa held, if a 90 schengen visa then Italy and France in that so no check in required when simply travelling between, but if another national only visa (as a resident?) then might need to check in when you swap countries - no idea!, but easy enough for the person concerned to check. Unlikely anyone would care though.
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Once you check in on entering the Schengen area yiu do not need to check in or in act out again
You only need to check in if you leave the area in the meantime

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Re: US National Med Clearance

It is all very confusing. I guess I will try to slip under the radar and then apologize profusely if there is a problem. Taken seperatley (sp?) The boat is UK registered so it has no need to check in to different countries in the EU. The people off the boat have US passports so have no reason to check in to different countries. The question becomes will the people on the boat have to check in.
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It is all very confusing. I guess I will try to slip under the radar and then apologize profusely if there is a problem. Taken seperatley (sp?) The boat is UK registered so it has no need to check in to different countries in the EU. The people off the boat have US passports so have no reason to check in to different countries. The question becomes will the people on the boat have to check in.
I don't see why the means of transportation into a country makes any difference to whether a person needs to check in (with immigration).

Whether they arrive by aeroplane, boat or bicycle , for a Non EU national comes to down to what Visa you have - and what the requirements of that are (not the passport - albeit that will no doubt play a part in getting the Visa in the first place, US passport probably easier than Somali )......for a Schengen Visa (on a US or Somali passport!) no need to check in between Italy and France - in any event Sardinia part of Italy, so not actually crossing a border when leaving the Italian mainland .
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