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Seamen transit


Seamen transit

For foreign overseas workers who are to embark ships carrying an Italian flag, please subject to the provisions relating to transit visas, and for contractual employees of foreign companies recruited to embark on Italian cruise ship for complementary services (referred to article 17 of the law 5 December 1986, n. 856), take note that the specific dispositions of the law that respects the matter are to be observed and an authorization to work is not necessary. Furthermore, they permit permanent boarding in the ship, even if the same ship sails in territorial seas or docks in a national port.

The foreign overseas workers, who intend to disembark from a ship carrying an Italian or foreign flag in national zones or around the Schengen area, need to leave the transit visa in the border with the presence of the ship to the responsible captain of the Italian port. In case the disembarkation of the foreign worker is within Italian territory, the general rules on entry and residence applies basing on the Testo Unico sull'Immigrazione. 

This visa is given for a period of time of less than 90 days.

Download the application form for visa type “C” and the check-list of documents which reflects the Schengen harmonized list.