884 - 05/13 - US Customs Issues - US
No extensions are granted unless under emergency medical or humanitarian situations.If the I-95 Landing Permit has expired CBP will grant the crew member voluntary departure, however CBP will cancel the crew member's C1/D Visa.
CBP may be lenient in the emergency medical or humanitarian and not void the C1/D Visa, but this is up to the individual CBP Officer and the C1/D could be voided.The 29 Day Rule creates issues for Members who have a vessel that calls on the West Coast and then proceeds coastwise to the Gulf or East Coast, or the vessel starts on East Coast and proceeds down the East Coast and ends up in the Gulf causing the vessel to stay in the U.S. Ports longer than 29 days. Members that have vessels in the US longer than 29 days should take necessary precautions to avoid crew member's visa's being cancelled.
Source of Information:George RaduThomas Miller (Americas)
San Francisco, USA