The PYA is aware of issues relating to non-Schengen resident crew requesting to be ‘stamped out' of the Schengen area and onto the Crew Lists of vessels lying in Schengen area ports.
Following the ruling of the EU Court of Justice on 5 February 2020, immigration authorities are not authorized to 'stamp out' a crew member's passport at the time of boarding, but rather when the master of the ship informs the immigration or customs office of the departure of the vessel from the port.
This ruling particularly applies to non-EU resident crew on short-stay visas or British crew who are only allowed in the EU for 90 days (within a 180-day period). Due to the limited amount of time allowed in the Schengen area, non-EU crew (who travel individually to vessels and are stamped in) are finding it difficult to work on vessels lying in Schengen ports for multiple months during the winter as it is resulting in them overstaying their visa or tourist-allowance period.
Join our webinar to find out more information about these immigration regulations and the options available for non-EU crew wishing to take up work on vessels lying in Schengen ports for an extended period of time.
Webinar registration: CLICK HERE
When: Tuesday, 21 December, 2021
Time: 14:00 CET