Thursday, 21 June 2012

Problems for UK bands getting US visas

Just a quick note to say that I'm getting involved in the campaign to improve the situation for British bands applying for visas to tour the UK. The key issues are around not just the delays, complexity and unnecessary bureaucracy involved for UK bands when applying to work in the States, but also in the seemingly arbitrary reasons for rejection. Track records and previous success appear to make no difference.
I'll post more details and what people can do soon, but in the meantime here's a picture of John Robb, author and musician, and myself on the Terrace of the House of Commons after our meeting with MPs yesterday.

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  1. Hi Hannah, anything new on this? I'd like to help. Just found out about this issue from one of my favorite UK bands and did a little poking around online and as you can imagine am very frustrated by the situation, especially as most of my favorite bands are from the UK. And I don't think it's something most US fans are aware of.

  2. Hi Melanie, Thanks for the interest, I've just posted this update but let me know if you have any other questions. I think the next step will be in getting the public involved somehow but I'll keep you all in the loop!