Seamen arriving in the UK: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on considering applications from seamen arriving in the UK.




UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how staff make decisions about applications from seamen arriving in the UK as operational crew of a ship or as passengers coming to join a ship as operational crew.

Published 8 July 2014
Last updated 7 June 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated in line with changes brought in by section 43 of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 (working in UK waters), including guidance on section 11A of the Immigration Act 1971 and offshore worker notification requirements made under section 11B of that act.

  2. Updated for end of EU transition.

  3. Updated guidance document.

  4. First published.