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Maritime Crew Visa (Subclass 988)

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Maritime Crew Visa is a temporary visa for three years issued to crew members under contract or subcontract to work on a ship while it is at sea and scientific research personnel on a research ship owned by a foreign government or non-military ships on international voyages to Australia.

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Requisites of the visa :-

  • You must be outside Australia
  • You must not be an Australian citizen
  • You must be working on non-military ships on international voyages to Australia(Ships must be used for commercial trading, carrying paying passengers, owned and operated by a foreign government to do scientific research or approved for ‘public vessel status’ by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • You must enter or leave Australia by Sea.
  • You must hold good health and moral conduct
  • You must not have any outstanding debts to Australian Government or must have arranged to pay the same if any.

Related: Check out other Australia work visa categories

Privileges of the Visa:-

  • Allows you to enter Australia through sea and work that meets the normal operational requirements of your ship while you are in Australia.
  • Allows you to travel to and fro any number of times with in the visa validity period

Maritime Crew Visa ends if :-

  • You are engaged in a work other than the normal operational requirements of your ship while you are in Australia.
  • You enter Australia by air on transit visa without holding any other visa except maritime crew visa and do not report within 5 days on the ship.

You enter on any other visa except maritime crew visa and it ends or cancelled

  • You finish off working on the ship and do not leave Australia, have any other visa or start working on another non-military ship within 5 days of signing off.
  • Australian Customs and Border Protection Service declares your ship to be ‘imported’ and you do not leave Australia have any other visa or start working on another non-military ship within 5 days of signing off.

Related: How to settle down in Australia Permanently?

How much the visa costs:-

  • Main applicant-N/A (Base Application Charge)
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over-N/A
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18 and under-N/A

Additional charges:-

  • Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination
  • Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months depending on the visa subclass
  • Certification/Translation of Docs-Depending on the certifying person and number of copies to be certified.

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