For those owners who have any interest in flying out of the U.S. and returning, I received an email from the U.S Customs Service with instruction to obtain or renew your decal. The price is $25 & it really looks cool on your airplanes! (Actually, I don’t like the look of it and hide it in the door jam, centered right above the pilots side wing, so that it is visible when the pilot’s door is open, and only when it is open.
Unfortunately, due to changes in the site, even registered users must reregister.
Here is the text of the email. I have made the links ‘clickable’:
In reply to:
2005 Customs and Border Protection decals are now available!!!
The fastest way to purchase 2005 decals is through the Internet. We are updating our site, so ALL decal internet users MUST RE-REGISTER.
Just go to http://www.cbp.gov, select the “Travel” tab, then select “User Fee Decal Program”, and finally the “Apply Online for Decal” link in the right margin. Select the “Sign-Up! I Have My Account Number” link, enter your 20-digit Account Number, and register yourself for on-line decal purchases. (If you do not remember your Account Number, you will find it on the postcard that will be arriving soon. It is located on the front of the postcard above your name. You can also place a call to the Customs and Border Protection decal inquiry line at the number below.) You will create your own User ID and Password to access the site. For your future reference, please write down the User ID and Password you have created. You will need them to access your account for future transactions.
The User Fee cost for 2005 has not increased. The cost is $25.00 per decal.
Once you have submitted your on-line application, you will be notified immediately that we received your decal information and credit card or ACH payment. It is important to note that secure on-line credit card and ACH (electronic bank transfer) transactions make decal purchases fast and safe.
For questions about purchasing your 2005 Custom and Border Protection decals on-line, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 298-1245, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm EST.