Artist Visas

Artists from Abroad

Arts organizations are faced with increasing challenges when bringing international artists into the United States. Recognizing these challenges, the American Symphony Orchestra League 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. Visit their website at

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The enforcement and service functions and responsibilities of the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) have transitioned to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Peer Consultation Letters

For visa letters of support inquiries, contact Kevin Bitterman at or (212) 609-5900 extension 230 for details. Requests have a three week turn around time.