Immigration Controls: Musicians

(asked on 8th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the impact of COVID-19 on live music events, what plans they have to consult with music industry representatives on how that sector can be supported through amendments to the Immigration Rules.

This question was answered on 22nd June 2020

The Government continues to engage with the creative sector to ensure the future immigration system will enable the UK’s cultural life to continue to thrive.

Currently, visiting artists, entertainers and musicians can perform at events, take part in competitions and auditions, make personal appearances and take part in promotional activities for up to 6 months without the need for formal sponsorship or a work visa.

Artists wishing to come to the UK for longer-term work will need to do so under the future points-based system. There will continue to be special arrangements for creative workers, which in future will encompass both EEA and non-EEA citizens.

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