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United States of America: Information on the general procedures followed when a crew member of a foreign vessel fails to return to the vessel before it exits the USA, and whether the captain of the departing vessel is obliged to provide the INS with the passport, seaman's book and other personal documentation of the missing crew member, as well as provide records indicating that the non-returnee was a member of the vessel's crew

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 October 1997
Citation / Document Symbol USA27940.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, United States of America: Information on the general procedures followed when a crew member of a foreign vessel fails to return to the vessel before it exits the USA, and whether the captain of the departing vessel is obliged to provide the INS with the passport, seaman's book and other personal documentation of the missing crew member, as well as provide records indicating that the non-returnee was a member of the vessel's crew, 1 October 1997, USA27940.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acad40.html [accessed 11 December 2017]
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Information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

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