Please use this section as a guide only.

The advice we give all artists is to speak directly with a professional visa agent and connect with artists that have successfully toured to the countries you are looking to perform in.

Give yourself plenty of time for the application process as it can take months to process.

 

UNITED STATES

These are types of visas you can apply for if you wish to tour the United States:

O: Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

For persons with extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or extraordinary recognised achievements in the motion picture and television fields, demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim, to work in their field of expertise. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual.

P-1: Individual or Team Athlete, or Member of an Entertainment Group

To perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete or as a member of an entertainment group. Requires an internationally recognised level of sustained performance. Includes persons providing essential services in support of the above individual. (Also see the requirements for a P-2 visa if you’re taking crew members on tour.)

For more information on these visas: click here

Attending a showcase conference as an industry professional? These are the types of visas you can apply for.

Business (B-1) Visa

If the purpose of the planned travel is business related, for example, to consult with business associates, attend a scientific, educational, professional or business conference, settle an estate, or negotiate a contract, then a business visitor visa (B-1) would be the appropriate type of visa for the travel.

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Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries such as Australia to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel and meet all requirements explained below. If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

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Here are some visa agents that we are happy to recommend, based on feedback from Australian artists that have used their services in the past.

EK Immigration Law

Eugenia Karavolas, P.C.
271 86th Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
+1 212 858 9993
[email protected]
https://www.karavolaslaw.com

GAMI/Simons

Don Verdery
+1 860 567 2500
[email protected]
http://www.gamisimondsvisa.com

Global Access

Brande Lindsey
611 So. Cataline St., Suite 414
Los Angeles CA 90005
+1 323 936 7100
[email protected]
https://www.globalaxs.net

Szew Law Group

Andrea Szew
818 W7th Street, Suite 905
Los Angeles, CA 90017
+ 1 310 477 0047
[email protected]
http://www.szewlaw.com

Tamizdat

Matthew Covey
20 Jay Street, Suite #402
Brooklyn, NY 11201
+1 718 254 0022
[email protected]
http://www.tamizdat.org

Traffic Control Group

18 East 41st Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10017
+1 212 431 3700
https://tcgworld.com