Originally Posted by atoll
make sure they have their "seaman's discharge book" other wise you will have visa issues in every country you visit, this allows them to stay on the boat legally visa free as professional crew.
Even then it could get messy.
- Assuming you start in the USA for example, do they need a special visa to bring them to the USA to start the trip? Is that even allowable?
- If you travel by boat within the USA do you run afoul of the jones act?
I have to believe if this is a serious question, we must be talking about a large yatch (ie: 70' minimum) and using a crew service
to get staff would make more sense.