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Old 10-14-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Which countries and please list them..

where can i enter for a few days or enter without Visa??
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Tailwalker, list the countries you wish to know about.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Umm...I've already forgotten your nationality, sorry. Usually people decide where they want to go first and then check into the visa process. Most countries have EXCELLENT websites with info about the visa process--just google the country name and something about travel, visa, and you're set usually.

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hello. Okay for instance do you get few days in all ports witout visa that is if you stay in port and not leave the area. i.e walking the dock looking for day work or crew jobs..
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The quick answer is you cannot land without an approval from immigration authorities. There are a few places left where a port pass or a border pass is issued by immigration instead of an entry visa stamp into your passport - these passes are usually valid only for the day of issue. (example:- passes issued to passengers off a cruise liner).

As advised, check the inside page of your South African passport to see what countries it is valid for; then surf the consular section of the Embassy or High Commission of the country you want to visit for specific information entry requirements.
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Quote:
walking the dock looking for day work
That will get you into a foreign jail as quickly as you can blink!
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Jimmy Cornell's WORLD CRUISING HANDBOOK covers the subject quite well.

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HI,

It really is a mixed bag and what is required or happens is dependent on a few variables, like your nationality, last port of call etc. You really do need to find out what is required by the country you intend to visit.

Some countries require you to get a visa in advance and also to give them notice in advance of your arrival. Others give you a stamp/visa on arrival for a set preriod ie 30 or 90 days, some are free and others charge, again depending on your nationality.

Some take your passport and give you a shorepass, these may be valid for one day or many, you get your passport back on departure.

Some countries just take your personal details(crew list) and ask that you come back and see them before you leave. Depending on your nationality and your last port of call, some say "no need to see them "and tell you to leave their office and have a nice visit.

Some countries will fine you if you are anchored in their countries waters without the proper paperwork. You must remain aboard and the officiasl visit you in some, while in others you must go ashore and find the officials to clear in.

I am sure there are even more different ways some countries handle visiting sailors.

So as you can see there is no 'one rule suits all', so do your home work before you go.


Also what a countries requirements are and what really happens can be quite different.
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