The US government is raising the price of the visa application for artists, musicians and DJs visiting the country.
On 20 December, the fee for Form I-129, the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, will rise 42 percent from $325 per act to $460 per act.
The increase, introduced by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will affect classifications of temporary work permits for ‘artists, entertainers and athletes’ from all over the world.
As reported in Billboard, the Canadian Federation of Musicians has already opposed the increase.
A meeting with USCIS and its stakeholders in the American non-profit arts sector is scheduled to take place today (2 November).