Updated: Jan 18, 2019
CBP launched the Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) which allows you and your guests to more efficiently travel to and from Canada by boat, plane or snowmobile 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once the ice bridge opens, Drummond Island is your gateway to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails into Ontario!
Details on the App
The free ROAM application enables video conferencing, if necessary, with officers at the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Port of Entry when making entry by snowmobile. The ROAM application for snowmobiles is currently limited to the EUP.
To use the ROAM app, travelers input their biographic, conveyance, and trip details and submit their trip for CBP Officer (CBPO) review. The CBPO may initiate a video chat to further interview travelers. Once the CBPO reviews the trip, travelers will receive a push notification and an email with their admissibility decision and next steps, if applicable. If it is determined that an in-person inspection will need to be conducted, snowmobilers may be directed to an alternative site and wait for officers to arrive from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
An iPad with the ROAM application has been installed at Drummond Island Yacht Haven (Drummond Island Yacht Haven will not be staffed by CBP officers). The use of the iPad will be dependent on the hours of Drummond Island Yacht Haven, however the ROAM app on your smartphone can still be used even if the marina’s iPad is inaccessible. The ROAM app qualifies as an Alternative Inspection System that satisfies the operator's legal requirement to report for face-to-face inspection in accordance with 8 CFR 235.1 with some exceptions:
Travelers who require an I-94 entry document;
Travelers who wish to obtain a cruising license;
Travelers who must pay duties on imported goods;
and Other circumstances as applicable.
For more information visit www.cbp.gov.