U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The enforcement and service functions and responsibilities of the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) have transitioned to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In response to the continuing Visa processing delays by USCIS and The State Department, TCG, along with other arts service organizations, surveyed the field to identify specific policy problems and gather feedback on proposals to remedy the situation.

Please click here to find recent Action Alerts and Advocacy Updates.

Archived Visa Action Alerts here

Artists from Abroad

Arts organizations are faced with increasing challenges when bringing international artists into the United States. Recognizing these challenges, the American Symphony Orchestra League and Association of Performing Arts Presenters have consulted with nationally-recognized experts to create Artists from Abroad—the most complete and up-to-date online resource for foreign guest artists, their managers, and performing arts organizations. Visit their website at