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Old 08-03-2020, 12:08   #1
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Key west advice

I will be sailing from isla Mujeres to key west and checking in, need advice on anchorages and mooring fields
Also check in advice, I have downloaded the Roam app
Canadian registered vessel with one Canadian and one Brit aboard
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:30   #2
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Re: Key west advice

For Pleasure Boat Reporting, please call (800) 432-1216.

Key West, Florida - 5202
Port Type: Port of Entry
Port Code: 5202
Location Address:
301 Simonton Street
Room 105
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 296-5411
Fax: (305) 293-7224
Port Director: Stephen Bausmith

As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation's borders while enhancing legitimate travel, CBP has launched the CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) app.

Pleasure Boat Reporting Requirements
Pursuant to 19 CFR 4.2, operators of small pleasure vessels, arriving in the United States from a foreign port or place to include any vessel which has visited a hovering vessel or received merchandise outside the territorial sea, are required to report their arrival to CBP immediately (see 19 U.S.C. 1433).

The master of the vessel reports their arrival at the nearest Customs facility or such other place as the Secretary may prescribe by regulations. These reports are tracked in the Pleasure Boat Reporting System. Pursuant to 8 CFR 235.1, an application to lawfully enter the United States must be made in person to a CBP officer at a U.S. Port of Entry (POE) when the port is open for inspection.
Click here for more information on CBP reporting requirements.

Overview of CBP ROAM APP
The CBP ROAM app is a free mobile application that provides an option for pleasure boaters to report their U.S. entry to CBP via their personal smart device or a tablet located at local businesses to satisfy the above reporting requirements. In limited areas, travelers arriving in remote locations may also be eligible to use the CBP ROAM app. Contact your local POE to confirm arrival notifications via the CBP ROAM app are accepted.

The CBP ROAM app also qualifies as an Alternative Inspection System that satisfies the boat operator's legal requirement to report for
face-to-face inspection in accordance with 8 CFR 235.1 with some exceptions:

Travelers who require an I-94;
Travelers who wish to obtain a cruising license;
Travelers who must pay duties on imported goods; and
Other circumstances as applicable.
To use the CBP ROAM app, travelers input their biographic, conveyance, and trip details and submit their trip for CBP Officer (CBPO) review. The CBPO may initiate a video chat to further interview travelers. Once the CBPO reviews the trip, travelers will receive a push notification and an email with their admissibility decision and next steps, if applicable. Travelers using the CBP ROAM app may use the app to apply to become Verified Travelers (which includes existing LBO, SVRS, and I-68 numbers) and receive expedited processing on future arrivals.

Getting Started
Travelers should download the CBP ROAM app on their web-enabled smart device. Note that a free account is required to use the CBP ROAM app. After opening the CBP ROAM app, tap “Sign In”.

Travelers who do not have a account should “Create an account” and follow the instructions
Travelers who already have a account should sign into their existing account, and will be redirected back
to the CBP ROAM app
After signing in to the CBP ROAM app, users can create and save traveler and conveyance profiles. These profiles can be reused for repeat entry into the United States.

To use CBP ROAM on your personal smart device, download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. In certain locations, the CBP ROAM app can also be accessed on tablets at partner locations.

For any questions or concerns about the CBP ROAM app, please email us at


Alternative Inspection Programs Accepted

Canadian Border Boat Landing (I-68) Program
CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival - Mobile (ROAM)

Reporting Procedure
The Florida Small Vessel Call Center can be reached at 1-800-432-1216 or 1-800-451-0393.

What information is needed when calling
Vessel masters must provide the following information:

Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number)
Name of the boat and/or boat registration number
CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer)
Home port and current location
Contact number

Where to Report

South Florida

Everglades/Fort Lauderdale
Address: 1800 Eller Drive, Suite 110
Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to midnight, Seven Days a week
Phone Number: 954-761-2000

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Address: 5575 NW 15 Street
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 954-356-7412

Fort Lauderdale General Aviation Facility
Address:1050 Lee Wagner Blvd
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Phone Number: 954-356-7946

Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County International Airport
Address: 2990 Curtis King Blvd
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 772-461-1733

Key West
Address: 301 Simonton Street, Suite 201
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 305-296-5411

Address: 903 South America Way, Terminal H
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 305-536-4758

Palm Beach International Airport
Address: 1612 South Perimeter Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 561-233-1083

West Palm Beach
Address: 1 East 11th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 561-848-6922
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