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Canadian looking for Visa Information
Ruth
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:21 AM
Joined: 03/06/2012
Posts: 1


I am a Canadian who is new to the industry and would like to get information from fellow Canadians on how they went about obtaining a visa to work on a US as well as non-US registered vessel. I was told by many that I needed at B1/B2 Visa. However, after making an appointment with the US Embassy, I was advised that this is not required as I am a Canadian citizen and receive an automatic B1/B2 Visa upon entry to the US that is valid for six months. They advised that I needed a C1/D Visa which you can only get once hired. But after further research, I have learnt that a C1/D Visa is only valid for 29 days!! Can someone please shed some light on this for me. Thank you!
rodsteel
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:13 AM
Joined: 25/06/2009
Posts: 277


Hello Ruth,

 

I believe my response on the following thread applies to you also. Check with Karen on FiveStarCrew (Facebook) - she is a former Canadian yacht engineer.

 

http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/DockTalk.aspx?g=posts&t=48456

 

Regards,

 

Rod

 

P.S. non-US nationals cannot usually work on US flagged yachts (in US waters).

 


 
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