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 2.5.6

Bug fixes and iOS 12 notification compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings
Paacalg ,

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.

kendallbos ,

It’s from the government, it’s free, easy to use and it actually works,

Those things are rarely said together so it is worth repeating:
It’s from the government, it’s free, easy to use and it actually works. Even the BP officer I spoke with seem almost giddy about it. What an amazing improvement over the old video phones.

Muston B ,

Brian Muston

The app is great. A nice addition to the CBP arrival process. No more having to spell out all the different names from crew who from all over the world. Easy and straight foreword.
I am sure there will be bugs etc. but so far it has been very useful.
Great Job.


US Customs and Border Protection
82.4 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, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 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, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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