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Visa Assistance

Contact APAP for Visa Assistance

APAP keeps members informed of the latest policy changes. For complete information on the visa and tax withholding process for foreign guest artists, please visit the Artists from Abroad website. This is a comprehensive resource that can answer many of your questions. It is updated regularly with news flashes on issues or policy changes.

We also offer visa peer consultation letters for members applying for O and P temporary employment visa categories. Peer consultation letters are an optional addition to visa petitions submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. These letters offer valuable support for O and P artist visa petitions and APAP is recognized by USCIS as a qualified organization for the purposes of issuing such letters.

The fee for visa consultation letters is $100 payable by check or credit card. This service is available to active APAP members only. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request to be processed.

APAP members: To request a letter, please send a complete copy of petition materials to with the subject line "Visa Support Letter." In the body of your email, be sure to confirm that your current APAP membership status is active. If you are not a currently APAP member or would like to renew your membership please contact our membership department at 202-833-2787 or visit our membership page.


Click here for guidelines and petition materials.

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