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Visa requirenent
Richard Rome
Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 9:30 PM
Joined: 09/04/2010
Posts: 1


I'm joining a uk flagged boat that is all ready in BC canada and heading to alaska. I have a b1/c1d for the usa part. what do i do about the canada part I'm trying to do it by the book?? Ihave a uk passport..
rodsteel
Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 11:06 PM
Joined: 25/06/2009
Posts: 277


Richard,

 

It seems that there is no special permit required.

 

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/apply-who-nopermit.asp#crew

 

If you have a seaman's identity card and a UK passport you are legal (especially if you have a letter of employment from the yacht in hand).

 

http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/indonesia-indonesie/visas/visiting-visiter.aspx?lang=eng

 

"International seafarers travelling to Canada to join ships as crew members require a valid passport for entry as well as a seafarer's identity document. They also require a temporary resident visa, unless they are citizens of a country that is exempt from the requirement."

 

British citizens are exempt.

 

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp#exemptions

 

Rod