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Touring (or not) in the U.S.

March 11, 2013 - Delays to obtain a visa might well get longer.


The United States Department of State has warned that, as a result of budget sequestration, the number of officers processing visa applications at US Consulates will be reduced. As a result, it would be wise to expect regular processed petitions to take up to 60-90 days.


A strong word to the wise....if you have USA performances coming up - start the process as soon as you can.

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More resources on touring in the U.S.

Immigration and Tax Services
CAPACOA's discount program with GAMI/Simonds, for visa petition filing services, and other immigration and tax services.

Artists from Abroad
Up-to-date guidance about the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s withholding tax rules. The site was revised in 2012 by the American Symphony Orchestra League in partnership with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

On the Road - International Handbook
As a companion to Canada Council's general Touring Handbook.