ROAM Entry Now in Puerto Rico and USVI
The “Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile” (ROAM) system for pleasure boats arriving in the United States from a foreign port is now available in Puerto Rico and in the US Virgin Islands. The CBP ROAM app is a free mobile application that provides an option for pleasure boaters to report their US entry to CBP via their personal smart phone or a tablet located at local businesses to satisfy the above reporting requirements. In limited areas, travelers arriving in remote areas may also be eligible to use the ROAM app.
To use the ROAM app, travelers input their biographic, conveyance, and trip details and submit their trip for CBP Officer review. The Officer may initiate a video chat to further interview travelers. Once the Officer reviews the trip, travelers will receive a push notification and an e-mail with their admissibility decision and next steps, if applicable.
As part of the CBP ROAM program, Marina Pescadería, Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico is an official US Port of Entry. Now arrivals in western Puerto Rico do not need to go to the Mayaguez office, by sea or land, to fulfill United States entry requirements. You can just arrive at Marina Pescadería and do everything from the marina office.
In eastern Puerto Rico, Puerto Del Rey marina has installed a ROAM kiosk under the new boathouse — just walk over to it and enter your information if you would rather not use the app.
In the USVI, pleasure boats can now clear in using ROAM at the St. Croix Yacht Club. The club was founded 66 years ago for the purpose of “extending to visiting yachtsmen the hospitality of St. Croix”. Contact Manager@StCroixYC.com for details.
roam for more information on ROAM