International Artists/Visas

By inviting foreign musicians to perform, orchestras provide American audiences the opportunity to experience a diversity of musical talent and encourage a supportive climate for U.S. orchestras to perform abroad.  Understanding the U.S. visa and tax requirements can smooth the way for successfully engaging international artists.

In the links below, the League provides guidance for navigating the complicated visa and tax laws, updates on recent policy changes, and opportunities to weigh in with Congress to improve the visa process.


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.
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Visa, Tax and Travel Information

Foreign Artist Visa and Tax News

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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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