What are specialized services for the professional crew of commercial yachts?

Schengen Visa

The boating industry in Poland consists of approximately 1000 companies and employs over 55,000 people. In the category of motorboats up to 12 meters in length, Poland leads in Europe and is the second-largest producer globally, after the United States. Polish shipyards also construct highly demanded luxury sailing and motor yachts over 12 meters.

The professional crews of yachts under construction require specialized services during the delivery of the vessel or when they supervise the construction process. Stamping in and out of the Schengen Area is one of these services. Crew members from several countries can enter the EU Schengen Area with a valid Schengen country visa or without a visa if they are citizens of a country whose passport allows a stay of 90 days within a 180-day period. When a crew member enters the EU Schengen Zone country, they receive a stamp on their passport, which starts the 90-day clock. However, when they join a vessel, they can request to be stamped out of the EU Schengen Area to halt the count of the 90 days.

So, what is required to be successfully stamped out by the Border Guard?

The answer is it depends on the specific situation and the status of the crew member. Be prepared to present a valid passport and/or a Schengen visa, plus additional documents such as an Employment Agreement, Crew List, Seafarer’s Identity Document, the Yacht’s Certificate of Registry, or a return ticket to your home country.

Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the legislation in this area, we are one of the few agencies that have successfully processed applications from many professional yacht crews.

We offer free consultations and look forward to supporting our clients.


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