Cruise ship Passport Visa’s

A visa is an official document that allows the bearer to legally enter a foreign country. The visa is usually stamped or glued into the bearer’s passport. There are several different types of visas, each of which affords the bearer different rights in the host country.

Most common visa’s for cruise ship employment

 United States
Visa
CANADIAN
VISA

SCHENGEN
VISA

AUSTRALIAN VISA

United Kingdom
VISA

How to get a united states c1/d visa to work on a cruise ship?

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A C1/D visa is a visa for crew members who want to enter the United States and work either on a vessel or an aircraft. The

D1 means that the crewmember would only be allowed 29 days in the United States. Most of the time Cruise Ships only stay 1 to 2 days in a port and then move on to their next port.  Traveling to the United States to join your cruise ship requires a transit C1/D visa. In addition to a crewmember (D) visa, it is also needed a transit (C-1) visa, so it’s a combination C-1/D visa.

How do I get my C1/D visa for the Cruise Ship?

Depending on your country of residence, these steps could differ and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. All non-U.S Citizens are eligible for a C1/D visa. The U.S. Embassy makes it easy with a couple of options available for anyone to apply for a visa. The most common way is online, and it’s completing the “Form DS-160.”

1) complete the online visa application 

2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

At some point, you will have to upload a specific photo online. Make sure your photo is in the exact format required or else you will not get an approved appointment.

Next would be the scheduling of your interview. 

Make sure to schedule your appointment in the country where you live. In most cases, when you schedule your interview from another embassy out of your country, you may not qualify. If you have all your documents in the order, it should be ok. 

How long does it take to get my C1/D visa for the cruise ship?

This is a complicated question to answer as different embassy have different wait times. Most of the time they do accommodate your sign on date and try their best to approve it on time. Your best piece of advice would be to apply asap. This should be the first thing you do.

What documents are required to get my C1/D visa for cruise ships?

You will need to have with you:DS-160 application

Valid Passport

Confirmation of Form DS-160

Visa fee’s receipt

Letter of Employment (Signed Original)

  • Period of stay
  • Name of vessel
  • Date and port of entry
  • Job Title

HOW TO APPLY TO GET A AUSTRALIAN VISA TO WORK ON A CRUISE SHIP?

To apply for this visa, you will have to apply from outside of Australia. When the visa is decided, you may be in or out of Australia though. You can not arrive in Australia without a visa no matter what happens. The Australian visa for the crew working on a cruise ship is extremely easy and very effectively done online by the Australian embassy. If you hold this visa, you can enter and leave Australia from the sea as a crewmember but on one condition that you not a member of any military ship. Also, you may stay in Australia as long as you are signed on your cruise ship. Remember you only can perform your duties as a crew member on board the vessel and not in Australia on land.

Some things you are not allowed to do with this visa:

  • Work in the ports or out at sea indirectly in Australian waters
  • Be a crewmember on a yacht or a passenger 
  • Enter by to Australia only holding this visa because you will need another type of visa to enter
  • Visiting or being a tourist in Australia permanently is not allowed because you are on a maritime visa. This is a different visa and a different application process is involved.

HOW LONG DOES THIS VISA LAST?

If you have not been revoked your visa for any of the obvious reasons, the visa will last for three years.

CAN I STAY IN AUSTRALIA WHEN I SIGN OF FROM MY CRUISE SHIP JOB?

No, it’s not allowed. Arriving on an Australian maritime Visa and then signing off your cruise ship and deciding to stay further is not allowed unless you have another type of visa. 

HOW MUCH DOES A AUSTRALIAN MARITIME VISA COST?

Free of charge

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET YOUR AUSTRALIAN VISA FOR A CRUISE SHIP?

It varies and can take from four to eight days

APPLYING FOR YOUR AUSTRALIAN CRUISE SHIP VISA

  1. Passport with details

    Check before if maybe you have previously applied, if not make sure to apply as soon as possible starting with the online application.

  2. You will need to have all your documents ready :
  • Letter of employment
  • Passport 
  • Extra documents may be required if needed
  • Start your online application

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AFTER I HAVE COMPLETED MY VISA APPLICATION?

You will receive a grant number, date visa application was started and your conditions involved. Always keep a copy of your decision as you have the right to review if refused as we will always tell you why you were denied.

How to get a Canadian visa to work on a cruise ship? 

Canadian Visa

A C1/D visa is a visa for crew members who want to enter the United States and work either on a vessel or an aircraft. The

D1 means that the crewmember would only be allowed 29 days in the United States. Most of the time Cruise Ships only stay 1 to 2 days in a port and then move on to their next port.  Traveling to the United States to join your cruise ship requires a transit C1/D visa. In addition to a crewmember (D) visa, it is also needed a transit (C-1) visa, so it’s a combination C-1/D visa.

How do I get my C1/D visa for the Cruise Ship?

Depending on your country of residence, these steps could differ and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. All non-U.S Citizens are eligible for a C1/D visa. The U.S. Embassy makes it easy with a couple of options available for anyone to apply for a visa. The most common way is online, and it’s completing the “Form DS-160.”

1) complete the online visa application 

2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

At some point, you will have to upload a specific photo online. Make sure your photo is in the exact format required or else you will not get an approved appointment.

Next would be the scheduling of your interview. 

Make sure to schedule your appointment in the country where you live. In most cases, when you schedule your interview from another embassy out of your country, you may not qualify. If you have all your documents in the order, it should be ok. 

How long does it take to get my C1/D visa for the cruise ship?

This is a complicated question to answer as different embassy have different wait times. Most of the time they do accommodate your sign on date and try their best to approve it on time. Your best piece of advice would be to apply asap. This should be the first thing you do.

What documents are required to get my C1/D visa for cruise ships?

You will need to have with you:

Valid Passport

Confirmation of Form DS-160

Visa fee’s receipt

Letter of Employment (Signed Original)

  • Period of stay
  • Name of vessel
  • Date and port of entry
  • Job Title

How to get a UK visa to work on a cruise ship?

Uk Visa

A C1/D visa is a visa for crew members who want to enter the United States and work either on a vessel or an aircraft. The

D1 means that the crewmember would only be allowed 29 days in the United States. Most of the time Cruise Ships only stay 1 to 2 days in a port and then move on to their next port.  Traveling to the United States to join your cruise ship requires a transit C1/D visa. In addition to a crewmember (D) visa, it is also needed a transit (C-1) visa, so it’s a combination C-1/D visa.

How do I get my C1/D visa for the Cruise Ship?

Depending on your country of residence, these steps could differ and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. All non-U.S Citizens are eligible for a C1/D visa. The U.S. Embassy makes it easy with a couple of options available for anyone to apply for a visa. The most common way is online, and it’s completing the “Form DS-160.”

1) complete the online visa application 

2) print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview.

At some point, you will have to upload a specific photo online. Make sure your photo is in the exact format required or else you will not get an approved appointment.

Next would be the scheduling of your interview. 

Make sure to schedule your appointment in the country where you live. In most cases, when you schedule your interview from another embassy out of your country, you may not qualify. If you have all your documents in the order, it should be ok. 

How long does it take to get my C1/D visa for the cruise ship?

This is a complicated question to answer as different embassy have different wait times. Most of the time they do accommodate your sign on date and try their best to approve it on time. Your best piece of advice would be to apply asap. This should be the first thing you do.

What documents are required to get my C1/D visa for cruise ships?

You will need to have with you:

Valid Passport

Confirmation of Form DS-160

Visa fee’s receipt

Letter of Employment (Signed Original)

  • Period of stay
  • Name of vessel
  • Date and port of entry
  • Job Title

WHAT IS A SCHENGAN VISA?

Schengen Visa

This visa is mostly a visa used for Europe. A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows a person to travel to any members of the Schengen area, per stays are up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.

The Schengen visa consists of 26 countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRE A SCHENGAN VISA

  • If you are signing on in one of these countries you would have to apply for a Schengen visa.

A
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
B
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cape Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
D
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
DR Congo
E
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Ecuador
Eritrea
F
Fiji
G
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guyana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
H
Haiti
I
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Iran
J
Jamaica
Jordan
K
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Kosova
Kuwait
L
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
M
Marshall Islands
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Morocco
Mauritania
Micronesia
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
N
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
O
Oman
P
Philippines
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Q
Qatar
U
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
R
Rwanda
Russia
S
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Syria
Somalia
Sudan
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
T
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
V
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe

  • About 60 countries can enter Europe without a visa and stay around 90 days within a 6 month period. 

COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A SCHENGAN VISA

Andorra
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
El Salvador
Guatemala
Holy See (Vatican City)
Honduras
Israel
Japan
Macedonia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
New Zeland
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Romania
Saint Kits & Nevis
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Korea
USA
Uruguay
Venezuela

WHAT SCHENGAN VISA SHOULD I APPLY FOR?

Transit visa.

WHICH SCHENGAN COUNTRY SHOULD I APPLY FOR MY CRUISE SHIP JOB?

It all depends on your sign on port. Visiting a Schengen country would mean you should file your application at the embassy, consulate or visa centre of that country. Submitting your application must be done at one of their embassies in your country.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR MY SCHENGAN VISA?

As soon as possible. Once you receive your documents, you should start the application process immediately.

BOOKING YOUR CRUISE SHIP SCHENGAN VISA APPOINTMENT?

  1. Your first approach should be to apply online. Some of the countries may require you to book an appointment in person at the consultant in your country.
  2. Download the application form
  3. Information needed:
  • Your personal data,
  • Information on your background,
  • Your purpose of wishing to enter the Schengen Area,
  • Other details regarding your trip.

Some things to remember :

  • Print two forms and sign both copies
  • Do not leave any blank spaces 
  • Updated form as any old forms will not be accepted

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO GET A SCHENGAN VISA TO WORK ON A CRUISE SHIP?

  • The visa application form
  • Valid passport
  • Two identical photos
  • Letter of Employment 
  • Flight dates and flight numbers specifying entry into Schengen area

HOW MUCH DOES MY CRUISE SHIP SCHENGAN VISA COST?

The Schengan visa is non-refundable
The Schengan visa cost 60 Euros

APPLYING FOR A CRUISE SHIP SCHENGAN VISA IN A COUNTRY YOU NOT A RESIDENT IN

You would have to attend the meeting in person when dealing with your Schengen visa application. It is allowed and common but make sure not to miss your appointments unless you give them at least 48 hours notice.

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