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.