The Australia Maritime Crew Visa subclass 988, a short term visa, customized for international crew member who has been employed or under the offer of employment to work on the non-military cruise of Australia to undertake an international crusade or journey to Australia through the channel of sea.
Applicants do not have to submit any application fee for acquiring Maritime crew Visa. With Maritime crew visa, immigrants do not get right to live and work in Australia, but can do operational activities required to perform while in the ship. The use of cruise is accounted for commercial purposes, and hoisting passengers to their destination. It is governed by foreign government availed for scientific research. Also, Maritime Crew Visa is specifically for foreign crew of cruise and is not applicable to permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizens.
Maritime Crew visa processing time is very less as compared to other Australian visas. The minimum time Maritime Crew visa takes is 1 day to 4 days.
For quick processing time you have to deposit all the documents on demand before Australian government to process the application.
The Maritime Crew Visa generally valid for three years maximum as realized by the Australian Government.
However there are some limitations attached to Maritime Crew Visa subclass 988 under which the visa may terminate.
According to new immigration law for Maritime Crew visa, the family members eligible to be included should be Crew member spouse, De facto partner or dependent children under 23 years of age.
If someone on your behalf is lodging a visa application, then he should submit all necessary information of the applicant on your permission only. Also, you have to sign the application form on paper, even if someone else is lodging. You have to complete 1273 Form for Maritime Crew Visa by offline method.
In contrary, if the Maritime Crew Visa application has been submitted through electronic medium, then applicant should provide E-mail id on request and a consent on future communication with the Australian Government. Don’t worry if you don’t have any email service, then go for paper application.
In addition you must complete all the applications of your eligible family members who are entering in Australia with you including children. Each member is bound to have separate visa at the time of stepping in Australia.
If you are planning to migrate to Australia, first of all you have to choose the right visa category i.e., Student visa, work visa, business visa etc. that you are interested in and have to arrange all the documents. For availing complete guidance you can contact Make Visas, the best Immigration Consultants in Delhi, India. You will receive assistance from choosing the right visa category to filing the visa application. To reach the counselors, you can call the official helpline +91-7042 184 185 / write your queries on firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also avail information regarding all the eligibility requirements for immigration to Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Hongkong, Denmark and New Zealand.
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