Originally Posted by The Other Gary
No, US Customs wants our sticker number when we check in at a videophone. As soon as that is given all our info comes up and clearing in is very fast and easy.
The other rules are still enforceable. Just one person reporting in, everyone stays onboard. Customs still retains the option of coming to the boat so everyone needs to remain onboard until cleared.
To keep the guest occupied while waiting to be cleared, they can start cleaning up the boat. Suuuuuure.