Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)

The Maritime Crew Visa - Subclass 988 is designed for foreign crew members on non-military ships undertaking international voyages to enter Australia by sea. Additionally, this visa extends to the partners or dependent children of foreign crew members. This visa allows individuals to arrive and depart Australia by sea as part of a non-military ship's crew, perform work in Australia that aligns with the ship's operational requirements, and stay in Australia while the ship is in the country, provided it has not been imported.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, members of the family unit can apply for this visa if they are traveling on the same ship with permission from the vessel master. However, their visas will end if your Maritime Crew Visa ceases, they enter Australia without you and hold no other valid visa, or they stop traveling with you and do not leave Australia or obtain another suitable visa.

No, you cannot extend your stay in Australia with this visa. You must apply for another type of visa if you wish to stay longer.

Yes, you are personally responsible for all healthcare costs in Australia, so having medical insurance is highly recommended to limit your financial liability. Some countries have reciprocal healthcare agreements with Australia; you can find more information on this from Services Australia.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).