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Old 28-07-2013, 19:09   #16
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Ah, interesting. I was using the Mexico model where you can effectively stay forever if you just keep flying in and out (aside from pursuing proper long term visas).

My friend who went with the Puddle Jump a couple of years ago didn't mention anything about an agent or any fee particulars other than regular immigration and customs.
Pacific Puddle Jump - Bond Exemption The fee changes yearly.
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We're in Panama now and leaving for the Marquesas in a week or so. What is the latest regarding visas, bonds, airfares etc?
We tend to cross bridges as we come to them. I last heard there was just a refundable deposit to pay.

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The requirement for a bond or a return airline ticket depends on what countries passports you are using.
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Old 28-07-2013, 19:34   #18
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If you need crew, be happy to assist as I'm in OZ right now, so it would be great to get the hours and the experience, especially under your watch, since you have tons of experience being a skipper and delivery person. Let me know if you need extra hands.
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Old 28-07-2013, 19:54   #19
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The requirement for a bond or a return airline ticket depends on what countries passports you are using.
We're both on Aussie passports, boat is Aussie registered.
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Old 28-07-2013, 20:31   #20
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We are planning on joining the 2014 Puddle Jump via Panama. The boat is Sea Change II, Aussie flagged. Hope to see you in the Pacific somewhere.
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Old 28-07-2013, 20:36   #21
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Re: 2014 Pacific Puddlejump'ers

Hi, guys,

Since Virtual Vagabond is an Australian citizen, the rules applying to him may be different from the ones applying to Americans. For example, the Australians are automatically given 90 day visas when they arrive in New Caledonia. Americans get 30 days.

VIC, I THINK YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE RULES ARE FOR YOU BEFORE YOU'RE OUT OF INTERNET RANGE.

The rules are different for New Caledonia and the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Societies, so far as I know. The bond issue only applies for the latter. I'm not really sure about the 90 day deal vs. the 30 day deal. Americans have to pay the bond; and even the Australians might have to as well.

As some of you may recall, this all started after a bunch of cruising yachts that stayed for the cyclone season were damaged in storms, and the French taxpayers didn't like paying for the boats to be repaired so they could leave. The French government helped the cruisers. It was after all that that the bond policy came in. Before that, one had 6 months, but was required to leave before Nov. 1. Or arrive after Nov. 1, and stay 6 months. All that's finished now. Rules change.

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Thanks Ann. Our boat will have Australian and American citizens on board. Good to have a heads up we need to research two sets if rules.
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New regs for French Polynesia.

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