Policy areas /overview / detail
Jan 01, 2007
US Work Permits & Visas for Performers
European performers face certain difficulties in relation to travel to the US. Performers and artists of all types are finding it still more difficult, time consuming and expensive to gain access to the US. We believe that we should be working with all concerned parties to achieve, not simply more efficient administration of the current system, but legislative change that meets the understandable security concerns of the U.S. Government whilst also reflecting the needs of the performing artists and the organisations that rely on them. Pearle* would not be seeking preferential treatment for performers. The aim is rather to see them treated in the same way as others working in similar fields, such as sports people. Related position papers can be found under the links below.