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LATEST NEWS ALERT: ATTN FL, GA, and NC artist visa petitioners: filing location to change (04/21/17)

Beginning May 20, 2017, U.S. petitioners seeking to engage foreign guest artists (using the O or P classification) for work that…

New Travel Restrictions to Take Place March 16 (03/16/17)

The White House has revoked the executive order announced on January 27, 2017 and has issued a new executive order that takes ef…

Travel Ban's Impact on Artists (02/10/17)

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that immediately affects​ screening, visa issuance and admissions…

New Year, New Fees, New Forms (01/04/17)

Effective Dec 23, 2016, filing fees for the form I-129 has increased to $460 per petition. Also, USCIS has released updated vers…

Prepare for Fee Increase! (10/24/16)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a substantial increase in I-129 filing fees, effective for petit…

O and P Visa Fee Increase Ahead: Urge USCIS to Make Improvements Now! (6/28/16)

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed making it more costly to apply for the required visas for foreign g…

Be Aware of Delays and Extra Security Measures! (12/11/15)

Arts organizations that engage foreign guest artists should be aware of substantial processing delays at the U.S. Citizenship an…

Processing Delays Persist! (11/23/15)

Processing delays for regularly-filed petitions persist at the Vermont Service Center.

ALERT: Plan Now for Processing Delays! (09/22/15)

In recent weeks and months, petitioners are reporting processing delays and some unusual Requests for Evidence (RFEs)

USCIS To Discontinue PPS eFiling (08/25/15)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will discontinue the option to e-File several forms, including the I-…

Switch to New I-129 Version NOW - (08/17/15)

ITEM UPDATED AUGUST 2015. As of 8/17/15, USCIS posts that the latest edition of Form I-129 is dated 08/13/15. Previous editions …

Visa Alert! State Dept Computer Crash Halts Visa Issuance (06-19-15)

If you are engaging a foreign guest artist who planned to obtain an O or P visa at a U.S. consulate during the week of June 14, …

New Premium Processing Form I-907: Start Using TODAY - (05/05/15)

Attention petitioners! In addition to the new form I-129 now in exclusive use for O or P visas, and new form I-539 to extend or …

NEW I-129 Form Now Available! - (12-18-14)

USCIS launched a new version of the I-129 Form at the end of October, 2014...

Expect Consular Processing Delays! - (08-12-14)

U.S. Consulates are recovering from a major system outage: expect delays in consular visa processing throughout the month of Aug…

When Filing, Remember to Send Duplicate Copy! - (05-01-14)

When filing an I-129 petition to the California or Vermont Service Centers, petitioners should remember to include a complete du…

ALERT: Double-Check Your Approval Notice! - (02-28-14)

Petitioners have recently received approval notices in which the classification period does not match what was requested on the …

ALERT: File Visa Petitions Early - and Carefully! - (02-19-14)

Petitioners are reporting a recent wave of unexpected processing delays, Requests for Evidence (RFEs), and even denials for O an…

USCIS Launches Website Improvements - (10-30-13)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched a redesigned website available in both English and Spanish...

Happy Birthday to Artists from Abroad! - (10/16/13)

Ten years ago, Artists from Abroad was launched as a website, based on a resource originally produced by the League of American …
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