Booking a C1D Visa Appointment

Prior to booking your VISA appointment, you will need to contact Carnival Cruise Line to obtain a Letter of Employment for the purpose of obtaining your VISA.

Please note this is only for the purpose of obtaining your VISA and will not be your actual start date or ship assignment (this will come later!).

Making a visa appointment

  1. Prior to booking your Visa appointment, you must complete a DS-160 Application Form (Please select ‘England, London’  if applying for your visa from England).
  2. Once you have completed your DS-160 application, you need to create an account here and pay for your Visa (Click on Temporary Visas – The Country – Continue). The cost of the C1d visa is £130. (You can pay an extra £18 for a delivery upgrade which will ensure the Visa is returned to your house or business address in 5 working days).
  3. After paying for your visa you will be able to book your appointment on-line. Should you need to call the number is 020 360 56998. (Please note that you need to have paid for your Visa before calling this number to make an appointment).

Please note: You will need to allow 10 working days after your appointment to get your passport back if you don’t pay for a delivery upgrade.

Completing your DS-160 application form

Whilst completing your DS-160, the following information will be needed:

  1. For place of stay whilst in the US – Carnival Cruise Line, 3655 NW 87th Ave, Miami, Florida
  2. King’s Recruit are the Crewing Agency – our address is The King’s Foundation, 47 Snaithing Lane, Fulwood, Sheffield, S10 3LF

Attending your Visa Appointment

For this application you will need a photo, you have the option of taking a photo with you or you can get one done at the London embassy for £5.

If you have any blisters or cuts to any fingers or thumbs the embassy will not be able to take your fingerprints and you will be turned away from your appointment.

Visa Appointment Checklist – please make sure you have:
1. PRINTED off the appointment letter
2. PRINTED off the Receipt of payment – (MRV receipt)
3. PRINTED the confirmation letter for DS-160 Application
4. PRINTED your Letter of Employment from CCL