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Old 12-03-2017, 08:57 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by The Other Gary View Post
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.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:02 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction View Post
If you cross a boarder, say Canada, then return back to the U.S. you must have this sticker. The U.S. Customs agent will ask you for the number.

Personally I see it as a tax....
It is a tax. Any fee, think user fees, is a tax. Ronald Reagan perfected the subterfuge that he wasn't raising taxes by instituting new user fees. Any method of involuntary transfer of wealth to any government is a tax by definition. Having said that, I generally am not opposed to user fees. The most common user fee? Bridge and highway tolls.
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