• August 20, 2020 at 10:28 pm#47685
    Keith Giunta
    Bosun
    @raenman66

    Have not purchased my boat yet so I am flexible with respect to location of purchase/registration.  Are some countries’ registered boats less welcome than others where you have sailed?  I am about 2 years away from acquiring my live-aboard so things may have changed by then but would value your opinion regarding current circumstances.

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Liz.

    Keith Giunta

    October 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm#47975
    Liz
    Admiral
    @liz-cleere

    Hi Keith, I’ve finally answered this in my very old post about the cost of living on a boat. Sorry for the delay, but it got buried during the rally and afterwards. This is what I wrote:

    We haven’t noticed that the flag of your vessel makes any difference to any of the countries we’ve visited. They just want to ascertain that your vessel is registered somewhere.

    Your passport, though, is a different matter. With UK passports we usually have no problem arriving without a visa in the countries which don’t require a pre-approved visa, but other nationalities may have problems. Our friend Roy, with a Kiwi passport, has no problems over here (SE Asia) but his Peruvian wife is usually granted a shorter stay than him. I always check ahead to see what the requirements as it depends entirely on your nationality. Some countries require you to obtain a visa prior to arrival (India, Indonesia for us) which can be a pain in the…

    It’s an important question to stay on top of because countries can change the immigration rules overnight – it depends on how they’re getting on with the government of your country, and we all know how politicians can stir things up when they want to. 😉

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Liz.

    Peace and fair winds!

    October 9, 2020 at 5:02 am#47979
    Keith Giunta
    Bosun
    @raenman66

    Thank you. As I get closer to actually acquiring and launching, I will step up the research.

    Keith Giunta

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