U.S. Seamen’s Transit (C1/D) visa is necessary to join the ship.
This type of visa does not allow to work, study, travel or live
at the territory of the United States. Every cruise company
employee has to personally apply for visa to the U.S. Embassy.
The cruise company issues a Letter of Employment to its every
employee that states the employee’s personal data, name of ship
he/she has to join, sign-on date and obligation to carry any
repatriation expenses. We will provide you with all necessary
documents for visa application in the U.S. Embassy. We also
instruct you before the interview with the consul explaining
what questions to expect. The best advice would be: “Tell the
truth” because if the embassy employees discover that an
applicant is lying, you will certainly be refused visa and are
unlikely to receive it in the future. If you were never refused
the U.S. visa before and never had problems with the law or
immigration authorities, you do not have to worry about visa