Please note that the details of local procedures for crew change are as under.
Vessels agent obtains landing permit for joiners from immigration authorities, upon arrival of joiners at Karachi airport. Landing permit may be issued by immigration authorities for all nationalities except Israelis.
For completion of immigration formalities, we require copies of seaman book / passport and flight details at least 24 working hours prior arrival of joiners.
Please note that Seaman / Company Representative are not allowed to land in Pakistan without Visa on Passport if are not in possession of a valid Seaman Book.
Please instruct joiners to show their Seaman Book / Passport to immigration authorities at Karachi airport and advise authorities that “they have arrived to join the vessel M.T “……………………..” at Port Bin Qasim, and M/s. GAC Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. is their agent.”
Joiner must have the company's letter mentioning full particulars / details of seaman and clearly mentioning that they will join the vessel M.T “…………………..” at Port Bin Qasim.
Once all arrangements are confirmed, we will send “ok to board “to concern airlines upon receiving the flight details for joiners.
Regarding off signers, please note that we need e-ticket to obtain permissions from local authorities at least 24 working hours prior their departure from Karachi.
Details of crew handling and hotel accommodation:
Crew handling charges including all expenses towards immigration / custom formalities, transportation and customs escort at air/seaport etc is charged @ USD 125/- per person.
FYI, cost of hotel accommodation per crew / per night is about USD 110 for 3-4 star hotels (including all taxes and excluding meals).
Please note that USD $ 20/- extra will be charged per Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationalities crew on a/c of Immigration special escort from Airport to Seaport or Seaport to Airport.
Please note that as per new immigration rules On signers can get landing permit on arrival only when vessel is at berth or at outer anchorage and On signers are not allowed to stay in hotel, they have to proceed directly from airport to seaport / vessel. Therefore, please arrange flights for On signers accordingly.
Please note that landing permit to crew will be granted on arrival provided crew is holding passport and seaman book from same country. For example, crew holding passport from Greece and seaman book issued from Cyprus will not be accepted by the Authorities.
IMPORTANT: As per new local immigration rules, Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationalities are restricted and no shore leave is granted to any Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationals crew at Karachi port. On / Off Signing of Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationals crew is permitted under immigration escort. They have to leave vessel to airport directly under immigration escort and On Signer to proceed from airport to the Ship directly. Therefore flight for Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationals are to be arranged as per above requirement while vessel is at berth. Please note that USD $ 20/- extra will be charged per Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmi, Afghani & Taiwan Nationals crew on a/c of Immigration special escort from Airport to Seaport or Seaport to Airport.
Below are the Consulates available in the city:
AFGHANISTAN ISLAMIC EMIRATE CONSULATE GENERAL
AUSTRIAN TRADE COMMISSION
BAHRAIN CONSULATE GENERAL
BANGLADESH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION
BELGIUM HONORARY CONSULATE & TRADE OFFICE
BELIZE HONORARY CONSULATE
BRAZIL HONORARY CONSULATE
BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION
CAMEROUN HONORARY CONSUL
CANADIAN COMMERCIAL OFFICE
CANADIAN HONORARY CONSULATE
CHILE HONORARY CONSULATE
CHINA COMMERCIAL SECTION
CHINA CONSULATE GENERAL
CZECH REPUBLIC CONSULATE GENERAL
DENMARK HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
DOMINICAN HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
ECUADOR HONORARY CONSULATE
FINLAND HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
FRENCH CONSULATE GENERAL
FRENCH TRADE COMMISSION
GAMBIA HONORARY CONSULATE
GERMAN CONSULATE GENERAL
GREECE HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
GUINEA ECUATORIAL HONORARY CONSULATE
GUYANA HONORARY CONSULATE
HONORARY CONSULATE OF IRELAND
HUNGARY COMMERCIAL COUNSELLOR'S
ICELAND HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
INDONESIA CONSULATE GENERAL
IRAN CONSULATE GENERAL
ITALY CONSULATE GENERAL
JAPAN CONSULATE GENERAL
JORDAN HONORARY CONSULATE
KOREA (DPR) COMMERCIAL COUNSELLOR
KOREA (DPR) CONSULATE GENERAL
KOREA CONSULATE GENERAL
KUWAIT CONSULATE GENERAL
LIBERIA HONORARY CONSULATE
MADAGASCAR CONSULATE GENERAL
MALAYSIA HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
MALDIVES HONORARY CONSULATE
MALI CONSULATE GENERAL
MALTA HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
MAURITIUS HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
MEXICO HONORARY CONSULATE
MONACO HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
MOROCCO HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
MYANMAR TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
NEPAL HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
NETHERLANDS CONSULATE GENERAL
NEW ZEALAND CONSULATE-GENERAL
NIGER HONORARY CONSULATE
NORWEGIAN HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
OMAN CONSULATE GENERAL
PHILIPPINES HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
PORTUGAL HONORARY CONSULATE
QATAR CONSULATE GENERAL
ROMANIA EMBASSY ECONOMIC CONSELLOR'S OFFICE
ROMANIA HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
RUSSIAN FEDERATION CONSULATE GENERAL
SAUDI ARABIA CONSULATE GENERAL
SENEGAL HONORARY CONSULATE
SEYCHELLES HONORARY CONSULATE & TRADE COMMIS
SIERRA LEONE CONSULATE
SINGAPORE HONORARY CONSULATE
SOMALIA HONORARY CONSULATE
SPAIN HONORARY CONSULATE
SRI LANKA HONORARY CONSULATE
SWAZILAND HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL
SWITZERLAND CONSULATE GENERAL
TANZANIA HONORARY CONSULATE
THAILAND CONSULATE GENERAL
TUNISIA CONSULATE GENERAL
TURKEY CONSULATE GENERAL
TURKISH ECONOMIC & COMMERCIAL COUNSELLOR
U.A.E. CONSUL GENERAL
U.S.A. CONSULATE GENERAL
UZBEKISTAN CONSULATE GENERAL
ZAMBIA HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL