On the Move Joins 192 Organisations to Sign Letter on US Artist Visas Coordinated by Pearle*

A balance scale weighs various art symbols (theatre masks, a violin, ballet shoes). Text: 'New US proposal on Artist Visas'.

Alongside more than 190 cultural organisations, On the Move are calling for the Commission’s support on a US proposal that would increase the filing fees for artist visas, lengthen processing delays and limit the number of beneficiaries per petition.

Together we call for specific attention and commission support in relation to a US proposal for change on immigration rules which will impact heavily the European cultural sector and jeopardise EU-US cultural relations. Last January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed rule that would impose very steep increases to some of its filing fees, including for O and P artist visas applications.

Read more about the proposed changes here

To find out more and read the full open letter to the European Commission please check the Pearle* website