National Endowment for the Arts to Present Second Webinar on Visa Process

July 10, 2013 session covers visa petition process for foreign performing artists

Washington, DC-- The National Endowment for the Arts' International Activities Director, Pennie Ojeda, will moderate a webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET with guest presenters from the Public Engagement Division of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  

The webinar is designed for those working at not-for-profit  organizations in the United States who prepare visa petitions on behalf of international artists invited to perform here. USCIS representatives will provide information to help U.S. arts presenters understand the timeframe for the petition process, determine the appropriate category for the visa petition, and the information required to complete the form. The presentation will be followed by Q & A.

How to join the webinar

Please register in advance on the NEA's webinar page  You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a Q & A text box.

In case you can't attend

An archive of the webinar will be available on the NEA's website in the webinar section shortly after the event.

Live Twitter chat

The July 10 webinar will be followed by a live Twitter chat with representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services later in July. Please stay tuned. Follow @NEAarts and use the hashtag #NEAVisaChat to join the conversation and ask questions.

The July 10 webinar is the NEA's second one on the visa process. The first webinar covered the consular process with a representative from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Office and is archived here.


Victoria Hutter
NEA Public Affairs