Travel & Visa Information

The League of American Orchestras and Association of Performing Arts Presenters have consulted with nationally-recognized experts to create Artists from Abroad - the most complete and up-to-date online resource for foreign guest artists, their managers, and performing arts organizations. Immigration attorney Jonathan Ginsburg and tax expert Robyn Guilliams have authored indispensable guidance featured on this site, and we provide the forms and web links you need to steer through the process of engaging guest artists reliably, efficiently, and lawfully.

TamizdatAVAIL is a non-profit project that provides both urgent and long term solutions to pervasive U.S. visa problems faced by the international performing arts community. The project has three parts:

TamizdatAVAIL Hotline is a free hotline that provides performing arts professionals with urgent legal assistance regarding U.S. visa issues. It is staffed by legal professionals and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

TamizdatAVAIL Pro Bono Team is a volunteer lawyer program that provides free advice to performing arts professionals who have already filed an I-129 and are experiencing a problem in a subsequent stage of the visa process.

TamizdatAVAIL Dispatch Newsletter Tamizdat's legal staff collects and analyzes current case data on artist visa issues encountered by the performing arts community, monitors trends in U.S.C.I.S. and Department of State processing and policy, and publishes the monthly TamizdatAVAIL Dispatch newsletter to make its findings and recommendations available to the relevant government bodies, interested advocacy organizations, and the public.


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