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Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:43 PM
Joined: 28/06/2008
Posts: 3

I know this might sound like a dumb question but I recently took my first job as captain a a yacht and I am flying out of the U S for a few days.

I am from South Africa with a B1/B2 and usually had a letter from the boat and captain when i needed to fly back into the U S, but now as a captain do you just write yourself a letter from the boat or is there another way of proving that you do work on the boat ?

Any help would be appreciated 

Thank you

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 2:21 PM
Joined: 28/06/2008
Posts: 3

Any advice ?

Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 6:31 PM
Joined: 15/08/2008
Posts: 17

To be perfectly honest. I have not needed to present my letter for the past 3 years. Not to say i'm not prepared. I do sign my own letters but also have my owner sign, with his contact details for any further clarification.
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 3:01 AM
Joined: 28/06/2008
Posts: 3

Thanks Pete

hopefully i get a few more responses from other captains

don't want to get on the wrong side of cbp

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 7:40 AM
Joined: 05/09/2008
Posts: 22

owner or management company to sign, also not a bad idea to get a letter from the Harbour/facility manager where the vessel is berthed.. failing that take a copy of your contract with you


Bob Terrell
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 3:20 PM
Joined: 26/08/2013
Posts: 8

I think it is helpful if you have a copy of the vessel documentation, and you are the Captain.
NavNet LLC
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:16 PM
Joined: 26/07/2008
Posts: 3

Also the vessels insurance binder or policy will have your name on it to prove you are the Captain of record.
Captain Branco
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:32 PM
Joined: 22/02/2016
Posts: 1

a power of attorney letter might be helpfull in these situations to prove your captain's identity  
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