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USA Visitor Visa For Actors/Artist from foreign countries and territoriess: INTRODUCTION
As an actor or artist coming to the US for an extended period of time to seek work or study in such a competitive market is a very tempting prospect! However, such a big task to undertake can seem at first very daunting, beginning with the process of obtaining legal visa papers that will allow you to live and work in America. This article and the liniks you see here below go into some detail about the various visas that are available to artists and entertainers who are considering relocating to America; from interns or students right through to seasoned established professionals. And these visas dont just cover actors any member of the entertainment profession (musicians, singers, dancers, technicians, specialists of make up or sound, crew members etc) are eligible as well.
It is important to note that any entertainer or artist cannot file for a visa on his or her own behalf -your visa application must be lodged by your sponsor or a petitioner. This person must be an employer, agent or sponsor located in the United Sates- meaning they must be a person, corporation or entity that has an American address and an IRS tax number. You should submit your visa application no less than 90 days before you wish to enter the United States to avoid disappointment. It is common for there to be quite lengthy waiting periods so erring on the side of caution in this matter would be a good thing!
For more information on any of the visas mentioned in this article, plus downloadable forms to get your application off and running please visit the government website:
Here are the different types of visas you might be able to consider as a foreigner if you want to come to the USA to study acting or work as an actor:
Extraordinary Ability, O1, O2
Entertainment Group, P1
Reciprocal Exchange, P2
Culturally Unique Peformers, P3
Temporary Worker, H2B
USA Visitor Visa: Internship/Trainee, B1, B2, J1, H3
Student Visas F1, M1
Supporting Document Information
Those links above should comprise the most important USA visitor visa information that you could need as an actor wanting to imigrate to The United States of American. Before coming to the USA, I highly recommend doing your homework first. You might even want to consider taking a fact-finding trip for a week or two to visit the city or the cities you plan to move to. Here you will find information about planning your trip to the USA to study acting.
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