Apologies but not getting concise information from many resources tried... Q : What exactly is needed as far as clearance certificates/customs & immigration forms and health
cert's in order to leave the USA (Kemah, Texas) in order to do a 6 mth cruise
***from what I understand 1) TX State registration
will suffice in most islands ( I cannot get USCG reg for boat
as I am South African and boat
was purchased in USA) 2)Obviously Passports, Crew Lists, extra photographs etc etc
*** Here it gets murky - a) Is a tax clearance cert needed? given my circumstance (S African, US boat) b) As my boat is still part financed the title sits with the bank... Do I need this document or is the deed of sale
, bank documentation
etc OK for most islands c) A friend insists that I need "Form 100" ... some sort of US Coast Guard "tracking tag" for bridges or entry points around the USA. Anyone know exactly what this is?
I am going to avoid Mexico
due to the 2 day nightmares in order to check in and out , Zarpes etc ... will fly into Cancun
again without yacht at later stage!
Lastly and slightly off topic... have quote from Lemma Insurance
via Blue Water
Ins... sounds too good to be true and they are a Russian company... any experience from forum on how well they pay out on claims? Thank you in advance for any assistance on a DEFINITIVE checklist of paperwork, documentation
for me to get out the USA, into most Carib islands and back into the USA again.