visa services

Thanks to our deep knowledge of the Schengen regulations for obtaining transit visas for seamen, we can provide professional and efficient services to ship-owners and thus in the best conditions possible for smooth operations. We have different solutions to offer depending on the urgency and the ships call date.

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INTERPORT handle full preparation of all documents related to the relevant service for the smooth procedure and transit of your seafarers.

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The issuance of the Schengen visa usually takes 4-5 working days after the appointment with the embassy’s consular section.

I have enough time before ship's ETD

(regular notice)

I don't have enough time before ship's ETD

(short notice)

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visa in embassy

- Available for all French ports

 

- Secured at the French embassy of the origin country

- Fast track procedure with letter of invitation (LOI) 

  issued under 12h

- Available for all nationalities

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visa on arrival

- Available for most European ports

 

- Secured at Paris, Frankfurt or Amsterdam airports

- Schengen form and "OK to board" reflected in both            immigration and airline company systems

- Available for all nationalities

for all seamen

Preparation of documents / meet and greet = full assistance of the seamen at the airport for the VOA (visa on arrival) procedure.

For seamen needing connexion to domestic flight = meet and greet all seamen at Paris CDG airport.

for on-signers

Obtain transit visas from police or customs depending on the ship's port of call.

Obtain transit visas at Paris CDG airport with implementation of the VOA / OKTB procedure.

for off-signers

Obtain transit visas from police or customs depending on the ship's port of call.