Dance/USA Objects To Proposed USCIS Fee Increases

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dance/USA Objects To Proposed USCIS Fee Increases


Dance/USA supports the dance field by providing information and services related to visa and tax requirements for foreign guest artists. Such support includes:

  • Government advocacy addressing timely processing of O and P visas
  • Up-to-date information on visa and tax requirements for foreign guest artists
  • Peer consultation letters and guidance on navigating the visa process
  • Forums for members to share information and collaborate with other colleagues in the field

What's At Stake

After facing years of delays and unpredictability, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made great strides in reducing the amount of time it takes to process visas for foreign guest artists. Dance/USA continues to work with arts partners and through the Performing Arts Alliance to make this efficiency permanent by lobbying congress and working with USCIS. 

Make Your Case

  • Improving the Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  
  • Performing Arts Alliance letter to lawmakers

Additional Resources

Artists From Abroad is the most complete guide on visa and tax requirements for engaging foreign guest artists. Created by the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Artists From Abroad is an online resource for foreign guest artists, their managers, and performing arts organizations.
Dance/USA provides guidance and technical assistance to dance companies, artists, and managers on the visa process.

For assistance or questions concerning the visa process, please contact the Government Affairs Director at Request a peer consultation letter for your visa petition.

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