Subclass 988, the Maritime Crew visa, or MCV 988 visa permits foreign crew on commercial ships to arrive Australia by sea. The MCV 988 visa will allow you to remain in Australia for as long as you remain a crew member of your ship.
With this visa you can
This visa is suitable for foreign crew on non-military ships on international expeditions to arrive in Australia by sea. This visa is also appropriate for the partner or dependent child of a foreign crew member.
You can apply for the Maritime Crew (Subclass 988) visa if:
To be eligible for maritime crew visa, you must
Step 1 – Check Current Visa Update
You must check the current update of the visa before you want to proceed. Click here
Step 2 – Gather your documents
To apply for this visa, you will be required to submit all the relevant documents.
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
Step 4 – Visa outcome
If we grant your visa, DHA will tell you:
You will be able to check ImmiAccount for what documents we require from you before you submit your application.
The required identity, employment and education/qualification documentation should be submitted with your application in ImmiAccount. If these documents are not provided at time of application, the outcome of your application may be delayed.
If you are applying as a partner or dependent of a crew member, you will be required to submit identity documents and other documents to prove you are a member of the family unit.
You must be providing
With this visa you can’t and must not:
To find an appropriate visa for these conditions see Explore visa options.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia