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US Will Increase Visa Fees To Foreign Artists

US will increase visa fees to foreign artists

The increase will reflect a surcharge of 42%

Artists, musicians and DJs visiting the US are required to apply a Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker visa which currently cost $325. Starting on December 23rd the fee will suffer an increase of 42% to a total of $460 per act.

The Canadian Federation Of Musicians has already stated their concern about this increase as billboard reports: “A fee surge of this kind adds an additional and unacceptable financial burden on our members,” said executive director Liana White.

Also, a separate fee with the same increase will be applied crew members regardless of how many they are.

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