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Visa Applications
US C1/D Visa Application

For most vessels, a US C1/D visa is required. You should generally make the application at least 2 months before date of joining, to allow plenty of time to receive your visa. If you need to renew your passport, you should do so BEFORE applying for your visa.

***KEEP A COPY OF THE PAYMENT RECEIPT AND PRESENT IT TO THE HR COORDINATOR OR CREW PURSER WHEN YOU JOIN TO RECEIVE YOUR REFUND FOR THE COST OF THE VISA***

To apply for the visa, you will need to make an appointment at the US embassy or consulate nearest to your residence. Please check the website at www.usembassy.gov for full information and to schedule an appointment at the nearest embassy/consulate.

After you make the online application, you will normally need to visit the Application Support Center to provide photo and fingerprints, and then the embassy / consulate for the visa interview. The website will give you full information and instructions.

As part of the application process, you will need to enter the details of your employment. Your position name, company name, address, and phone number can all be found on your Letter of Employment, which we will send you when your assignment is confirmed.

If you need the contact details for Mexicrew for the visa application, and you do not already have them, please let us know, and we will send to you by email.

For any other questions about the visa application process, please contact us.


Schengen Visa

If you are joining a ship in Europe and your nationality requires it, you will need to apply for a Schengen visa (primarily required for crew from Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica). We will advise you if you need to apply for this visa. To do so, you will need to contact the embassy of the country in which you will join (Spain, Italy, France, etc) in your own country and request the application procedure. We will provide a letter of invitation from the port agent in the country where you will be joining, addressed to the embassy in support of your application.

***KEEP A COPY OF THE PAYMENT RECEIPT AND PRESENT IT TO THE HR COORDINATOR OR CREW PURSER WHEN YOU JOIN TO RECEIVE YOUR REFUND FOR THE COST OF THE VISA****


Australian Visa

If you are joining a ship which will be visiting Australia shortly after you join, you will need to apply for an Australian Maritime Crew Visa. We will advise you if you need to apply for this visa. The application process is entirely online, and can be done at the following website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/maritime-crew-988

If you are flying to Australia to join a ship, you will need to apply for an Australian Transit Visa. We will advise you if you need to apply for this visa. The application process is entirely online for certain nationalities; other nationalities may need to print the application and send it to the Australian Embassy with supporting documentation. You can start the process at the following website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/transit-771


Other Visas

If your nationality requires additional visas we will advise you.