Archive for the ‘Visas’ Category

A National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements; Paid v. Unpaid Interns; More Artist Visa News, Nausea and Updates; A Shameless Self-Congratulations

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division May 15, 2024   INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • A National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements  • Paid v. Unpaid Interns  • More Artist Visa News, Nausea & Updates  • A Shameless Self-Congratulations   Legal Issue of the Month:   Will a New National Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Force Agents and Managers […]

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Contractual Effrontery; Not Paying Artists is a Crime!; How a Government Shutdown Will Impact US Artist Visas

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division September 27, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • Contractual Effrontery   • Not Paying Artists Is A Crime! • How A Government Shutdown Will Impact US Artist Visas    Legal Issue of the Month: Contractual Effrontery   Recently, I was contacted by an agent regarding a new artist that was joining his […]

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What Are Contracts for?; Non-Profit By-Laws Made Simple; Are Union Strikes Force Majeure events?; Artist Visa Updates

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division June 7, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • What Are Contracts For?  • Non-Profit Laws Made Simple  • Are Union Strikes Force Majeure Events?  • Artist Visa Updates   Legal Issue of the Month: What Are Contracts For???  It’s no secret that a vast expanses of artists, venues, managers, presenters, […]

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Artist Visa Updates, Non-Compete Agreements, Manager/Agent Trust Accounts, 1st Amendment Poop Jokes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division April 6, 2023  INSIDE THIS ISSUE: • Artist Visa Updates • Non-Compete Agreements • Manager/Agent Trust Accounts • Is There A Constitutional Right To Poop Jokes?   Artist Visa News & Nausea  • The Status of Proposed Petition Fee Increases Thanks to all of you who took the time […]

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CALL TO ACTION! ARTISTS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division February 22, 2023  CALL TO ACTION! ARTS COMMUNITY ASSEMBLE!   We have until MARCH 13, 2023 to file public comments and objections to USCIS’s proposal to artist visa petition fees to nightmarish levels. As a reminder, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the consummate embodiment of incompetency, capriciousness, […]

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USCIS PROPOSES DRACONIAN FEE INCREASES FOR ARTIST VISAS! 

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division January 25, 2023 USCIS PROPOSES DRACONIAN FEE INCREASES FOR ARTIST VISAS!  Despite my efforts to have our blogs and updates covering a wide range of topics, and not just artist visas, I am now frustratingly forced to focus entirely on a significant issue that has arisen in the world of obtaining […]

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Artist Visa Updates, Force Majeure Clauses, Streaming Licenses, and Deep Thoughts

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

  LAW & DISORDER Performing Arts Division December 8, 2022   INSIDE THIS ISSUE > Artist Visa Updates < > Force Majeure Clauses < > Streaming Licenses <   > Congratulations! < > Deep Thoughts <  Artist Visa Updates  • Current USCIS Service Center Processing Times Vermont Service Center: Standard Processing: 4 – 6 weeks Premium […]

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Backlogs at US Consulates, New USCIS forms, Contract Entirety Clauses, and Board Term Limits

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

LAW & DISORDER: Performing Arts Division June 16, 2022 INSIDE THIS ISSUE » Backlogs at US Consulates « » New USCIS forms « » Contract Entirety Clauses « » Board Term Limits « Current USCIS Service Center Processing Times: Vermont Service Center: Standard processing: 4 – 8 weeks Premium processing: 9 – 10 days California […]

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IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT WAIVERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR O AND P VISAS

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

By Brian Taylor Goldstein Happy New Year! Let’s hope the 2021 we wanted finally comes in 2022, Perhaps you were as surprised as I to wake up Christmas morning to discover that the U.S. Department of State had left an actual gift in our stockings. Not too much, and not too expensive, but it’s the […]

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THE NIE WALL TO COME DOWN …and more good news!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

By Brian Taylor Goldstein It’s so rare that I get to share anything positive in the world of artist visas that I still find myself wondering if I have inadvertently fallen through the matrix into someplace where it is not 2021. The White House announced today (Monday, September 20, 2021) that in “early November” it […]

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