Australian MCV Visa Application Form (US)

This Maritime Crew Visa application form is for people who are entering or leaving Australia by sea as sea crew.

You can apply for this visa if you:

  • Are outside of Australia
  • Are or will be member of a crew on a ship that is going to or from Australia
  • Will enter or leave Australia by sea as part of a sea crew

Notice that the ship must be either:

  • A commercial trading ship
  • A passenger ship
  • A ship owned by a foreign government to do science research
  • A ship approved by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs for “public vessel status”

Please also note that if you are going to Australia by air, you need to have another visa in addition to your Maritime Crew Visa, such as an ETA visa.

The price for each visa is 150 USD.

Enter and confirm your email address to start the application process:

  • Details of other name you have been known by

  • AddRemoveAnother name #
  • Provide details of other citizenship(s) that you hold

  • AddRemoveother citizenship #
  • * Please select your country of residence
  • Provide details of the passport you hold for this citizenship. Enter these details exactly as they appear in your passport. If you have never held a passport for this citizenship, please leave these fields blank.
  • * Please choose your sex
  • * Birth day must be before today
  • * Please select country of passport
  • * Please input your passport number The passport number's format is incorrect
  • * Passport date of issue is invalid
  • * Passport date of expiry is nvalid
  • * Passport place of issue cannot be empty
  • Contact details

  • Give details of your current postal address. If your postal address is different, please amend the following details.
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your city
  • please select a state
  • OR
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • please select country
  • Communicating with you

  • We can communicate about the application more quickly using e-mail. Do you agree to this Department communicating with you via e-mail? If you select yes to this question your email address and mobile phone number may be provided to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for use in advising you of seasonal work opportunities in Australia.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • If yes, enter e-mail address
    please select country

    No > all communication will be sent to the above contact address. This may result in delays in receiving communication about your application .

  • Communicating with this Department

  • In the course of deciding this application, we may need you to attend an Australian Government office for an interview.If this occurs, which office would you prefer to go to?
  • This field must have a value
  • Contact details

  • Give details of the postal address for the authorised person.
  • * Given names can not be empty
  • * Family names can not be empty
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • please select a state
  • OR
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • please select country
  • Communicating with the authorised person

  • We can communicate about the application more quickly using e-mail. Do you agree to this Department communicating with you via e-mail? If you select yes to this question your email address and mobile phone number may be provided to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for use in advising you of seasonal work opportunities in Australia.
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • If yes, enter e-mail address
    please select country

    No > all communication will be sent to the above contact address. This may result in delays in receiving communication about your application .

  • Receive health and character information

  • Do you want your authorised recipient to receive health and/or character information about you and/or your dependants that may arise or be revealed in the course of this application (for example, requests for medical investigation, other health information about you, or the results of criminal history checks)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Note that health and character information will be sent to the residential address you specified on the previous page if you choose NOT to have it sent to your authorised recipient.
  • Communicating with this Department

  • In the course of deciding this application, we may need you to attend an Australian Government office for an interview.If this occurs, which office would you prefer to go to?
  • This field must have a value
  • Details of visit to other country

  • add moreremoveDetails of visit to other country #
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • Details of Australian hospitals

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Intend to work in health care

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Childcare centres including preschools and creches

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Classroom situations

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Exposure to tuberculosis

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Expect to incur medical costs

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Care and/or mobility needs due to a medical condition

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Details of military service or training

  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value

Personal details

  • * Given names can not be empty
  • * Family names can not be empty
  • * Please choose your sex
  • * Birth day must be before today
  • Field Relationship status must have a value
  • Your place of birth
  • * Please input your city
  • * please select your country of birth
  • Your country of residence
  • Select your country of usual residence from the list provided. You will be asked later in this application to provide your full residential address in this country.
  • * Please select your country of residence
  • Your passport details
  • * Please select country of passport
  • * Please input your passport number The passport number's format is incorrect
  • * Passport date of issue is invalid
  • * Passport date of expiry is nvalid
  • * Passport place of issue cannot be empty
  • If you have an Australian visa grant number, please enter the visa grant number
  • Are you currently in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • What is your first intended arrival date in Australia after you lodge this application (if known)?
  • The date must after today
  • Are you a citizen of the country of passport?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Are you known by any other names? (This includes names before marriage.)
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Do you hold any other citizenship than that shown as your Passport Country above?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Residential address details

  • Give details of the residential address in your home country.
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your city
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • Your contact telephone numbers
  • +
    Please enter your mobile phone number (please include country code)
  • Character declarations

  • Have you, ever:
  • been convicted of any crime or offence in any country resulting in you being sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months or more? OR been sentenced to 2 or more terms of imprisonment where the total of those terms is 2 years or more?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been removed or deported from any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been excluded from or asked to leave any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • committed, or been involved in the commission of war crimes or crimes against humanity or human rights?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activities that would represent a risk to Australian national security?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activity, or been convicted of any offence, relating to the illegal movement of people to any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • served in a private militia, and trained in weapons/explosives use other than in the course of compulsory national military service?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activities that would represent a risk to Australian national security?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • had any outstanding debts to the Australian Government or any public authority in Australia?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • been involved in any activity, or been convicted of any offence, relating to the illegal movement of people to any country (including Australia)?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
    1. served in a military force or state-sponsored or private militia, or
    2. undergone any military or paramilitary training, or
    3. been trained in weapons or explosives use (however described),
    other than in the course of compulsory national military service?
  • No Yes This field must have a value
  • Applicant employment details

  • Crew should provide details of the vessel operator, shipping company or manning agency with which they are employed or under offer of employment.
  • This field must have a value
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your address
  • * Please input your city
  • * Please select a province
  • OR
  • * Please select a province
  • * Please input your postcode
  • please select country
  • +
    Please enter your phone number
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • Education

  • Give details of the highest qualification obtained by the applicant
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • This field must have a value The date range is wrong, please correct
  • Document upload: Copy of passport ID page

  • Please upload a valid file

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