The Music Business One-Stop™
LaCostaMusic.com



| La Costa Music Home | LCM Site Index | SMP Home | TMBIO Home | MBD Home |
| Sponsored Links | Cross-Link | FREE Service | SongConnect | Get Signed | Music Contracts | ORDER HERE |

| A | B-C | D-E | F-I | J-L | M | N-Q | R-S | T-Z |

 Bands Get Signed Here:  GetSigned! Tip Sheet 
Music Industry Form Contracts


VISA

THIS DISCUSSION - Full Version TMBIO
Join TMBIO Full Version Now! ~ You Get Over 1500 Music Business Topics with All Discussion Cross-Links Hot!

Taxes -- SMP Hot Links Supreme Join SMP
Legal Notes -- SMP Hot Links Supreme

An endorsement made on a passport that validates the fact that the bearer is allowed to enter into, or work in, a foreign country.

We have, by far, the largest music market in the world and it is the desire of many artists from abroad to come to the United States to try to exploit that market. All of those foreign nationals who come here (called aliens) come under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor. These agencies operate according to U.S. law and especially with respect to the Immigration and Nationality Act.

It is the INS who issues the visas that are needed to enter, visit, and work in the United States. See Cross-links: IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS), TAX PUBLICATIONS under #513.

Certain visas are issued, i.e., certain aliens are admitted without limitation while others have annual numerical restrictions. For example, there are no limit restrictions for immediate relatives (defined as spouse, children, or parents of citizens of the U.S.).

Other aliens are admitted according to numerical limits, and according to their status of preference. For example, aliens who are performing artists, may be preferred because of their exceptional abilities if they "substantially benefit prospectively the national economy, cultural interests, or welfare of the United States and whose services in the professions, sciences, or arts are sought by an employer in the United States."

To support the claim of exceptional ability, the alien should submit written documented evidence that "may testify to the universal acclaim and either national or international recognition accorded the alien, show that he has received a nationally or internationally recognized prize or award or won a nationally or internationally recognized competition for a specific product or performance or for outstanding achievement."

Other nonperforming arts and science aliens may be admitted because they fit into certain schedules where labor certifications are issued in advance of any job offer. These occupations may include musical producers, writers, and arrangers.

Aliens who qualify are issued a visa by the INS. Visas are either permanent (called "Green Card" visas) or temporary (called "H-1" or "H-2" visas).
.
.
.
Green Card:

A card issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service that acknowledges an alien has fulfilled the requirements for labor certification. The card is a visa and allows the qualifying alien to work in the United States for an unlimited duration.

The visa is granted or denied by certifying officers in the national and regional offices of the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor, or by officers in the U.S. Counselor's Office.

The main criteria considered in order to obtain the visa are…

.
.
To Read the Full Commentary Regarding VISAS to
Include
H-1 Status, H-2 Status, Immigrant Status, Multiple Entry Visa and Work Visa, and to
Fully Activate All of the Discussion Cross-Links…
Join TMBIO Full Version and Go Here: THIS DISCUSSION - Full Version TMBIO

Get Your Full Version Password Here:
Join TMBIO Full Version Now!

Over 1500 Music Business Topics with All Discussion Cross-Links Hot!
Super Index to All Topics!!
(Must Have TMBIO Full Version Password!)

Get Informed…Don't Get Burned!




| A | B-C | D-E | F-I | J-L | M | N-Q | R-S | T-Z |

| La Costa Music Home | LCM Site Index | SMP Home | TMBIO Home | MBD Home |

| Sponsored Links | Cross-Link | FREE Service | SongConnect | Get Signed | Music Contracts | ORDER HERE |

.

Contact La Costa Music
The Music Business One-Stop™
Site Index

© Copyright La Costa Music All Rights Reserved