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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 …

Shutdown Impact on Visas for Foreign Guest Artists - (10/1/13)

U.S. petitioners seeking visas for foreign guest artists should plan for possible delays during the shutdown of the U.S. governm…

NEA Provides Webinars on Artist Visa Process - (8/13/13)

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the U.S. State Department, has provided two webinars on the visa proces…

NEA to Present Webinar on Consular Visa Process - (6/14/13)

On June 19, 2013 from 3:00-4:00pm ET, the National Endowment for the Arts will offer the first of two webinars on the visa proce…

I-94 Cards Go Paperless - (4/11/13)

The paper card issued to foreign working artists upon arrival to the U.S. is going electronic.

New NCSC Hours; IATSE Change of Address - (03/26/13)

As of March 22, 2013 the NCSC is no longer open on Saturdays, and beginning April 1, the NCSC will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

Sequestration and the Arts - (03/07/13)

What do across-the-board 5% cuts to domestic spending mean for foreign guest artists and the U.S. organizations that engage them…
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