Crew Travel Authority

Features

This authority allows air carriers to register their crew.

Requirements

The following people might be able to register for the Crew Travel Authority:

  • airline crew members
  • airline positioning crew members
  • aircraft safety inspectors
  • people who hold a Special Purpose Visa

Registration of crew is usually completed by the airline.​

About this authority

A Crew Travel Authority (subclass 942) is an electronic immigration record against which the legal authority of international airline crew members to enter Australia can be checked electronically through the Advance Passenger Processing system before their flight to Australia. Crew members travel to and enter Australia on their Special Purpose visas.

International airline flights include commercial passenger flights, chartered passenger flights, and freight or cargo flights.

Crew members with Australian or New Zealand passports do not require Crew Travel Authorities.

People operating private flights into Australia are not eligible to register for a Crew Travel Authority (subclass 942).

Registering for a Crew Travel Authority

Who can register

The following people could be able to register for a Crew Travel Authority (subclass 942):

  • Airline crew members who:
    • are employed by international air carriers as aircrew
    • travel to Australia in the course of their employment as aircrew
    • will leave Australia by air in the course of their employment or as passengers.
  • Airline positioning crew members who:
    • are employed by international air carriers as aircrew
    • travel to Australia as air passengers in the course of their employment
    • will leave Australia as aircrew.
  • Aircraft safety inspectors who:
    • are employed by a foreign government to inspect the safety procedures of international air carriers or the safety of aircraft
    • travel to Australia by air in the course of their employment
    • will leave Australia by air in the course of their employment or as passengers.

How to register crew members for Crew Travel Authorities

Air carriers usually register crew members for Crew Travel Authorities.

Carriers can register crew members through the Advance Passenger Processing (APP) website. They can also use the website to check whether crew members hold valid Crew Travel Authorities. Carriers that want to register additional crew members to access the website should contact:

Carriers that do not have access to the APP website can register crew for Crew Travel Authorities through the APP Helpdesk:

Crew Travel Authority holders

After registering for a Crew Travel Authority (subclass 942), you must still hold certain documents on arrival, depending on the position you hold.

Airline crew members

Airline crew members are taken to hold a Special Purpose visa for 30 days beginning when they disembark from the aircraft, provided they hold:

  • a valid passport
  • an Airline Identity Card.

They must also be included in a list of crew members provided to us by or for the carrier that operates the aircraft

Crew members on freight flights should also be listed on the General Declaration Form signed on behalf of the air carrier.

Airline positioning crew

Airline positioning crew must have:

  • a valid passport
  • a letter from their employer certifying that they are an aircrew member, setting out the purpose of their travel and the arrangements for them to leave Australia.

Aircraft safety inspectors

Aircraft safety inspectors are taken to hold a Special Purpose visa for 30 days beginning when they disembark from the aircraft, provided they hold:

  • a valid passport
  • either
    • a valid government identity document showing that they are employed by a foreign government, or
    • an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Safety Inspector Certificate.

They must also be included in a list of crew members provided to us by or for the carrier that operates the aircraft

Your passport

If you plan to renew your passport, you need to do so before your carrier registers you for a Crew Travel Authority. Your Crew Travel Authority (subclass 942) is linked to the passport number and you need to use the same passport to travel to Australia.

Estimate the cost of your visa

The Visa Pricing Estimator requires you to answer the questions as accurately as possible to provide you with an estimate for lodging a visa application. The estimator does not include the second instalment of the visa application charge which is payable for some visas. Please note this is an estimate for a visa application, if you have already lodged your application and you want to change/add applicants please refer to the Visa Pricing Table. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection Visa Pricing Estimator will give you an estimate of the charges you may need to pay to lodge a visa application. This is paid after you have made your application but before the visa can be granted. Read the department's full disclaimer. The Commonwealth of Australia does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any material in the Visa Pricing Estimator.

Last reviewed Wednesday 29 January 2014

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