How do you avoid the “two week creep” that results from the cruising license
regs? Let’s say I return to Florida
from the Bahamas
on April 15th 2019. I get a cruising license
that is valid for a year, or April 14th 2020. So to get a new license at the conclusion of my trip to the Bahamas
, I must enter the US at least 15 days after the license expires, or April 30th. So every year, my return is extended by two weeks. Is there a way around this? Can I nominate an end date when I get the license, say March, so it’s well expired by the time I get back to the US? Or can I surrender the license when I leave, and if so, does anyone know the procedure? Thanks.