If you are joining a ship as a crew member

  • You and your family members must have valid passports to be granted this visa
  • You must produce tickets or documents establishing arrangements for travel to a destination outside Australia
  • You need to hold a valid Maritime crew visa (subclass 988)
  • You need to have acceptable travel documents such as a seafarer's identity document
  • You need to have a statement from the vessel's local shipping/handling agent.