Boaters coming back to the U.S. from Mexican or Canadian waters have a new option for reporting their arrival. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol introduced a new app called CBP Reporting Offsite Arrival–Mobile (ROAM). What does it do? Here’s a summary from CBP:
“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 [mandated] reporting requirements. In limited areas, travelers arriving in remote locations may also be eligible to use the CBP ROAM app. Contact your local Port of Entry to confirm arrival notifications via the CBP ROAM app are accepted.”
There’s a lot more to know about the app and how it can be used, so visit CBP.gov, the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.