WELCOME TO VIVA LA VISA

Visa specialists for the entertainment industry.

Here at Viva La Visa, we offer visa and immigration services for the music and entertainment industry. Whether you're a large touring party travelling throughout the world, or just a single applicant needing an artist visa or second passport - no job is too big, too small, or too complicated.

The entertainment industry is global, so the services we offer cover visa processing for every possible destination worldwide. We can also assist with passports, 2nd passports, US petitions, and UK immigration. We are very familiar with the process of acquiring an O visa, P visa, tier 5 and a creative and sporting visa, alongside other options available for applicants outside of the entertainment industry. We can be as involved as you need us to be including one of our client liaison folk meeting you at the US embassy, and hand delivering your documents back to you once the process is complete.

With a high success rate and an array of experience and expertise behind us, it's no wonder that we're one of the entertainment industry's most trusted visa companies. Music visas and showbiz can be a complicated process, and if done incorrectly can restrict future travel plans, and thus impact on a career overseas.

We can assist applicants who may have a history of misdemeanours, crimes and arrests as well as past immigration issues. Prior to the visa appointment we work closely with all applicants to put them in the best possible position of success.

I cannot thank you enough for continuing to be so quick to respond, accommodating, and knowledgable. I have been exclusively recommending your team to all of our managers so I hope we continue to do lots together in the future!

Who we are?

Born out of years of experience in the music industry first with seminal punk band The Mekons and subsequently as a tour manager, Andy realised that there was a gap in the market to help this niche group. He discovered many music industry peers struggled to navigate a straightforward path through the visa minefield.  

Although the music industry is still central to the company today, we have organically grown over the years and now we work with actors of both the stage and silver screen (big and small), models, sports stars, business executives, school children, conference attendees, sightseers and star crossed lovers!

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Andy Corrigan - Founder
Andy is the founding Father of Viva La Visa and has been at the helm since its formation back in the 90s, through its many guises. A punk legend with a penchant for black and hats, he has travelled the world both with The Mekons and subsequently as a Tour Manager. Andy specialises in the more complex immigration cases, and also Event Production and Recording.

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Hannah Black - Chief Operating Officer
Hannah is our Chief Operating Officer, the one who keeps us all on the straight and narrow! Usually the first point of contact for new client’s there isn’t much Hannah doesn’t know about all things visa and passport. She’s a keen Simon Pegg enthusiast and a zombie fanatic - if a zombie apocalypse happens, we're heading to Hannah’s house! 

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Kayleigh Robinson - Senior Visa Consultant
Kayleigh joined the Viva La Visa family back in the summer of 2014. Armed with a degree in Music Management and a sharp fashion sense, Kayleigh runs our London office. Kayleigh has a vast knowledge of visa processing and can assist you on an array of locations across the world, but specialises in UK inbound visas.

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 Kerry Davies - Senior Visa Consultant
Kerry is our senior visa Co-Ordinator, with a love for Tokyo! She’s a Lush product guru with a Music degree, who adores furry animals. Kerry is also the lead vocals for her band. Being a Senior Visa Co-ordinator, Kerry can assist you with an array of visa queries, and also has an advanced knowledge of the US petition process.

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Rebecca-Ashlee Stephens - Junior Visa Co-Ordinator 
Becca joined us in February 2016 after graduating from university with a degree in Art and Design. A love of heavy metal, anything creative and all things weird and wonderful. As a Junior Visa Co-Ordinator, Becca can competently answer any questions or queries you may have on US visas and is currently in the process of learning new destinations.

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Abigail Blake - SEO and Marketing

Abigail is the master of all things social media and spreading the love for Viva La Visa! When she's not behind her computer communicating with the world, she's a music business whizz, a skilled studio engineer, and writes and produces her own music under the name Hydra Lerna.

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Claire Docherty - Office Assistant

Claire's will most likely be the first voice you hear when you call us. She carries out general office duties while learning the ways of visa processing. Claire is a qualifed costume maker, cosplay enthusiast and video game guru.

 

Wish all immigration was this easy - or immigration companies were as slick as you guys!

Why choose us?

We have worked with over 200 of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from the UK and beyond. Here are some examples from the last 12 months...

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Little Mix

Little Mix

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Zayn

Zayn

Frances

Frances

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson

Niall Horan

Niall Horan

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

CLICK TO See a longer list

We understand that the entertainment industry doesn’t work 9-5 so neither do we! One of the team is always available to answer your call or email 24/7.

We have a high rate of returning customers and word of mouth referrals. We strive to offer excellent customer service, drawing from our combined knowledge and experience nothing is too problematic. Many of our partners use us as a ‘one-stop-shop’ when it comes to their passport and visa needs as we simply take the stress out of the process.

Hannah! All I can say is thank you so incredibly much! This year has been a tough one but you really helped more than you will ever know!!

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Where do we go?

Although we’re based in the UK, we can assist with processing your visas worldwide, so if you need to get US visas whilst you’re in New Zealand, or Japan visas in the US we can help.

My work with Rebecca Stephens has been an excellent collaboration. Becca followed through on each and every detail in securing my work visa and calmed my nerves throughout the process. She is truly an employee to be recognized for her professionalism, knowledge of her field, and terrific follow through and, in addition, she possesses the kindest personality. Many thanks to you and your team for managing this stressful time for me and making the process a very positive experience.

Blog

SXSW 2017!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Although it's not quite the end of 2016, we're already thinking about SXSW 2017. Don't hesitate to get in contact if you or your associates are planning to head over to Austin, Texas for... Read More...

Holiday Hours

Tuesday, 06 December 2016
The holidays are coming up but don't worry, we've got your back. We'll be processing US visas right up to Christmas eve and during the gap between Christmas and New Year if anyone needs a visa due to the touring schedules!   Just email us at hello@vivalavisa.co.uk Read More...

Huge hike in Australian Entertainment visa fees.

Sunday, 27 November 2016
In October, Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced that visa processing fees for international touring groups were to rise by up to 600 per cent coming into force in November. Although the application fee has been removed and the processing fee reduced for overseas touring organisations, the group discount has been... Read More...