Anyone traveling from the following countries must contact US Sailing to file a National Interest Exemption 212(f) waiver with the Department of Homeland Security. This waiver is not a guaranteed entry but rather a courtesy letter to those traveling from specific countries. Currently Customs and Boarder Protection is only processing waiver requests for travel to the US within 30 days.
Asia/Middle East -China, Iran
Europe- Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom
South America- Brazil
Please be aware that current processing time is up to 21 days.
Your Request will be submitted based on your arrival date to the U.S. and when the form is submitted to US Sailing. Do Not Delay!