ISM launches visa and work permit advice service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The service is a partnership with Viva La Visa, visa specialists in the entertainment industry

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has launched a new service to offer ISM members visa and work permit advice.

It will provide members with free 30-minute consultations with Viva La Visa’s experts in worldwide visa and work permit procurement.

The ISM's guidance on work permit regulations for each EU state is available to everyone, not just ISM members.

ISM chief executive, Deborah Annetts, said: 'We recognise the significant need for clear advice for our members who are working in the EU. International touring represents an essential part of many musicians’ livelihoods, with 44% of musicians earning up to half of their income in the EU before the pandemic. We are very pleased to be partnering with the experts at Viva La Visa, who, as well as working with us to create this much needed advice line, also offer a generous discount to our members on its comprehensive visa and immigration services.’

Viva La Visa founder and director, Andy Corrigan, said: ‘Viva La Visa is delighted to be working together with ISM to provide advice for its members, helping guide them through the ever-changing world of visa and immigration rules for performing musicians. The music sector has been greatly affected by both the global pandemic and Brexit, and we are proud to offer our expertise to help musicians rebuild their careers on the international stage.'