NOTICE TO THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF YACHTS CALLING AT COCHIN PORT
The Master of the Yacht should report to the Customs Officer at Fort Cochin Wharf immediately on arrival in port and also before departure (Telephone No: Fort Cochin Wharf – 0484-2216984.
During Customs Boarding, all relevant details should be furnished truly and correctly in the prescribed forms. The Master should produce the passports of the crew and passengers for verification by Customs. The Crew/Passenger list shall be in quadruplicate-two copies for Customs and one copy each certified by the Customs Boarding Officer for Port and Immigration.
After boarding by Customs the Master of the vessel should report to the Deputy Conservator's Office, Cochin Port Trust. This office is in the main building of Cochin Port Trust in Willingdon Island. Entry Certificate is issued from there.
With the Entry Certificate the Master should approach Import & Bond Department in Custom House situated just next to Port Trust Office for completing Customs formalities on entry. The Master will have to hand over the original Registration Document of the yacht there which will be returned to the Master at the time of sailing. Then he has to proceed to Port Registration office (Immigration) with necessary documents including copy of crew/passenger list certified by Customs Boarding Officer. The Immigration Office is opposite to Cochin Harbour Terminus Railway Station in Willingdon Island (Telephone No: 0484-2666027).
Prior permission should be obtained from Superintendent of Customs (SIIB) at Custom House, Cochin.