The official CBP ROAM App (formerly OARS) from U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows pleasure boaters and other eligible travelers who arrive at remote locations to report their arrival online. In addition to submitting a report of arrival, pleasure boaters who are not currently enrolled in a Trusted Traveler Program, Local Boater Option, or I-68 program who are currently required to report in person may be eligible for a video inspection.

Disclaimer: This is a pilot version only for use in limited areas. Contact your local Port of Entry for guidance.

Create a trip by adding travelers, your mode of travel, your location, and contact information.

After you submit a trip, you may receive a push notification on your device to start a video chat with a CBP Officer to finish reporting your entry into the United States.

What's New

Version 2.3.0

- Updated the look of CBP ROAM
- Added 'USCG Registered' option in the registration state field for U.S. Coast Guard registered vessels
- Removed 'Other' mode of travel option
- Various enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

App crashes when trip page is displayed


After an initial bug was fixed, this app works very well and is a big improvement over the old float plan SVRS. Just used it to clear returning from the Bahamas and it was quick and easy. 5 minutes After submitting the data, an officer came on the built in video conference, checked out faces and passport and done. Very nice system.



About time! On hold for 3 hours every time is nonsense. This cut my processing time down to less than 15 minutes! Thank you CBP

Successful After Outage


Easy to enter data. Upon submitting trip, got a “Service Outage” message. But data was saved and quickly approved after call to CBP.

“Received” is misspelled on the Video Chat info page.


US Customs and Border Protection
58.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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