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Visa Assistance

APAP offers peer visa consultation letters for members applying for O and P temporary employment visa categories. The fee for letters is $100 payable by check or credit card. The peer consultation letters are not required, but add additional support to visa petitions. They are not a substitute for required labor consultation letters.
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Who's Eligible for Assistance 

This service is available to active APAP organizational members only. The Artist Access membership does not include this benefit. 

If you are not currently an APAP member,  you can join APAP by contacting our membership department at or 202.833.2787 or you can renew your membership online here. Learn more about APAP membership here.

Requesting Assistance

If you are an active APAP member and would like to request a visa consultation letter,
  1.  First, please review the Petition Materials for Visa Peer Consultation Letter.
  2.  Next, submit the required information as described in an email to with "Visa Consultation Letter" in the subject line. Please include your name, contact information, the name of the APAP member organization, and type of visa letter you are requesting. You will receive a response shortly.

Additional Resources 

For complete and up-to-date guidance on the visa process and tax treatment for foreign guest artists, visit the Artists from Abroad website, co-hosted by APAP and the League of American Orchestras.

Additionally, Tamizdat, a nonprofit organization that facilitates and advocates for international artist mobility and cultural exchange, is an excellent resource for assistance and information.
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