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We were up last year and only needed a RABC permit to go to Canada and return. Was wondering if the US has made a decision on the permit needed to re-enter the US from Canada? I know from reading posts last year there was some confusion about this. Thanks for any info.

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I haven't heard anything new - maybe Fishmeister has.

The passport thing is also in negotation (or review) right now too.

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Thanks , I'll keep checking back for updates. We are coming up May 27 with Rainy Lake Houseboats for the week. I follwed this forum before we came up last year just never signed on. Thanks for the info last year and look forward to more in the future.

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Upon your return to the US, you need to report in using one of the Outlying Area Reporting Stations (OARS). There is one of these at Bowman's Landing in Sand Bay. It's a phone booth type thing with a direct line to US Customs.

As an alternative to the OARS reporting method, you can go to customs in advance and get pre-approved to phone in upon your return to the US. The preapproval form is called an I-68. They take your picture and fingerprints. The cost is $30 or something for the year.

Have fun,


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Other way around. I work for a housboat company in the summer and I payed around 20 two years ago for my canadian RABC and the American equivilent is only around 16 if I remember right and is good for a full year.

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