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Further Increase in Premium Processing Fees for US Visas

‘Fast-track’ or premium processing fees for US visa applications have increased from $1410 to $1440.

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The PPS is an optional service that guarantees a response from USCIS within 15 calendar days. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The MU has recently learnt that the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has increased the fee for 'fast-track' or premium processing service (PPS) for US visa applications, from $1410 to $1440. This will apply to from 2 December 2019.

According to information on the Artists from Abroad website:

“The PPS is an optional service that guarantees a response from USCIS within 15 calendar days. The fee does not include the base filling fee of $460.00 that must accompany the Form I-129 used for O and P visa petitions”.

For more information and advice on visas and other issues for touring musicians see our US touring pages.

Add your voice to our call

Visa applications can be admin heavy and expensive, that’s why we need to protect musicians should Brexit go ahead. Staying in the EU is still the best option for musicians. But if the UK has to leave, then we need to make sure the terms and conditions work for musicians working in the EU. This Musicians’ Passport must:

  • Last a minimum of two years
  • Be free or cheap
  • Cover all EU member states
  • Get rid of the need for carnets and other permits
  • Cover road crew, technicians and other staff necessary for musicians to do their job

Over 29,800 people have signed the petition calling for a Musicians' Passport. Add your voice to our call. Sign the petition now.


Published: 02/12/2019

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