Comments to the DHS proposed rule U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and other Changes
10 March 2023

Pearle* has taken note of the proposed Department of Homeland Security's Fee schedule with great concern.

Cultural exchanges between the EU and US are part of the daily practice between the two trading partners.

In trade terms, the export of ‘personal, cultural and recreational services’ to US amounted to 19,4 billion Euros and import from US was as high as 22,8 billion Euros in 2021.

Comments to the DHS proposed rule on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

Touring by live performance organizations of all kinds (orchestras, music groups, theatre and dance companies, ballet, opera companies, bands, actors, musicians, and accompanying supporting staff) to the USA is a costly and administratively burdensome process.

For many years this has been addressed by the host organizations (festivals, arts venues, theatres, promoters, producers) in the US and by the arts organizations touring from Europe.

The newly proposed rule imposes steep increases to some of its filing fees, including for O and P artist visas applications filed by U.S. petitioners.

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