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United States of America: Update to Response to Information Request USA27940.E of 10 October 1997 on the general procedures followed when a crew member of a foreign vessel fails to return to the vessel before it leaves 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 March 1998
Citation / Document Symbol USA28273.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, United States of America: Update to Response to Information Request USA27940.E of 10 October 1997 on the general procedures followed when a crew member of a foreign vessel fails to return to the vessel before it leaves 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 March 1998, USA28273.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acc28.html [accessed 17 December 2017]
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For information on the obligations of the masters or agents of foreign vessels leaving the United States with respect to crew lists and the personal documentation of non-returnees, please consult Section 251.3 of the United States's "Code of Federal Regulations, Title 8, Aliens and Nationality, Immigration Regulations," which is available in REFWORLD.

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.

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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