Take Action: Visa and tax for foreign guest artists

At a time when international cultural exchange is of great value to the international interests of the United States, orchestras and nonprofit arts organizations continue to confront delays and uncertainties getting approval for visa petitions for foreign guest artists. In a coordinated effort with other national performing arts organizations, orchestras are working with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State, and Congress to improve the immigration procedures for foreign guest artists.

Contacting Congress is simple and will make a difference. We have prepared an advocacy campaign with essential background, talking points, and a template letter for you to personalize your communication with policymakers. Please note that identical copies of your letter will go to both of your Senators and your Representative.

Take Action: Visas For Foreign Guest Artists

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Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music.

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