Travel Info

CTI Marine Travel understands the stress involved in traveling. CTI arranges passports and visas for all international crew members.
If needed, we help crew get the required Seaman’s book issued from their home country. When airline rules and procedures change,
CTI Marine Travel keeps you up to date.

Preparations for international travel

International travel doesn’t have to be taxing. When you travel, make sure to have your documents ready to go. You’ll need them to enter and pass through countries on your trip. They also come in handy when you’re ready to go home.

To start:

  1. Everyone traveling, regardless of age, needs their own set of travel documents
  2. To book and fill out documents, use the information exactly as it appears on your passport
  3. Check with the consulate of every country you’re entering (or passing through) to make sure you meet all travel requirements
  4. Some countries need proof of return or onward travel, a visiting address, and sufficient funds for your stay

Travel requirements and documents

Check entry requirements with the consulate of the countries you plan to visit. You’re responsible for bringing the correct documents for international travel. If you don’t have the required documentation and identification, you will not be able to board the plane. You are then responsible for any resulting costs. Our goal is to get you from land to air to sea. Contact us for marine travel assistance.

Protect your documents

Make two copies of all travel documents in case of emergency. Leave a copy with a friend or relative back home. Bring two passport-sized photos of yourself on your trip. We recommend keeping your passport separate from your money. Also, do not carry your passport in your back pocket. This is a necessary step to prevent theft.


Apply several months in advance for a new passport. If you already have one, make sure it is valid for at least 6 months after you return home. Depending on the destination, it must have two or more blank pages. Otherwise, some countries may not let you enter.

Passports issued for children under 16 are valid for five years, not 10 years like adults. Check passport expiration dates and renew early.


You may need to get a visa before you travel to a foreign destination. Contact the embassy of the countries you plan to visit for more information.