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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…

Tips from the Sources: Q&A with USCIS and DOS - (10/04/12)

Personnel from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently spoke with two …

CWA Changes and Clarifications Announced - (9/26/12)

Effective October 1, 2012, all requests for Central Withholding Agreements (CWAs) must be sent to a new address. Also, as of Jan…

New P-1B Policy for Individuals - (8/9/12)

A foreign individual performing as a member of a U.S.-based group is eligible to apply for a P-1B visa, according to a December …

Available Online! Free Artists from Abroad Webinar - (7/17/12)

Download a free webinar featuring the site’s primary authors, immigration and tax experts Jonathan Ginsburg and Robyn Guilliams.…

New ITIN Documentation Requirements - (7/2/12)

Through the remainder of 2012, new requirements are in place for documentation accompanying requests for Individual Taxpayer Ide…

Visa Consular Processing Fees Increase - (4/11/12)

Visa processing fees at consular offices increase for O and P beneficiaries to $190.

New I-129 Form in Effect - (11/23/10)

USCIS launched a new version of the I-129 Form on November 23, 2010. Please see our updated guidance for completing the new Form…

Filing Fees to Increase November 23, 2010 - (10/03/10)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the fees for visapetitions filed on or after November 23, 2010..…

New Policy Supports Complete Itinerary Approvals - (07/20/10)

USCIS has released a final policy memorandum advising visa processing centers to approve O petitions for the length of the valid…

14-Day Regular Processing Promised - (07/20/10)

According to the USCIS, both the California and Vermont visa processing centers are currently processing regularly filed O and P…

USCIS Invites Comments on Petition Process - (05/17/10)

USCIS is inviting comments on a draft policy memo that will guide how USCIS staff processes artist visa petitions...

USCIS Reinstates Multi-Employer Petitioning Process - (12/16/09)

In response to concerns expressed by the national performing arts community, the USCIS has reinstated the ability of a petitione…

USCIS Announces New Appointed Petitioner Rules - (10/07/09)

The USCIS has announced new policies revoking the ability of a U.S.-based employer to file a single petition for artists coming …

File Visa Petitions as Early as Possible - (08/18/09)

Recent developments at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), may cause unusual delays...

Tax FAQ Now Online - (09/30/08)

Answers to your most frequently asked questions regarding the tax requirements for foreign guests artists are now available onli…

Clarification on Accountable Plan Rules - (09/18/08)

The most recent verbal guidance from the IRS, as well as the IRS’s written guidance, indicates that the “accountable plan rules”…
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