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 and US petitions. We are very familiar with the process of acquiring an O visa, P visa 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 for 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/Director

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 has a vast knowledge of visa processing and can assist you on an array of locations across the world.

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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. 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 - 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 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.

 

Abigail Blake - Marketing and Business Developmentargh its me

Joining us in December 2016 as the social media co-ordinator, Abigail's job has morphed into marketing and business development; reaching out to new potential clients. It's her job to stay up to date with the ever-changing music industry which she doesn't mind as she's a music business whizz, a skilled studio engineer and music producer and releases her own music under the name Hydra Lerna.

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Ben Young - Visa Assistant

After working for Viva La Visa as a runner, Ben is now our dedicated visa assistant holding the fort in our London office. Ben overseas the collection and processing of all visa and passport applications and safeguards their return. He has a Music Business Diploma from Point Blank Music School, and has experience working for a number of new music tech companies. When he's not working, he's the bass player in alternative/rock band 'Hollow Nothing'.

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...

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Django Django

Django Django

The Script

The Script

Conor Maynard

Conor Maynard

Jessie J

Jessie J

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Rak Su

Rak Su

The XX

The XX

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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.

I have to say - you run an amazing service!!

 

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

NEWSFLASH: US to Carry Out 'EXTREME VETTING' on Visa Applications

Friday, 30 March 2018
The State Department wants to make it mandatory for all U.S. visa applicants to submit social media information, previous email addresses and phone numbers. In documents due to be filed to the Federal Register today, it asserts a change that will require nearly every individual applying for a US visa to disclose any social media handles used on... Read More...

O-1 and P-1 Visas

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Thinking about heading to the US to play a show? Doing some promo in the states? Anyone wanting to work in the US would need to apply for the appropriate visa category. There are 2 main categories for applicants in the Entertainment Industry, these are: O-1 O1 visas are for individuals with ‘Extraordinary Ability’ within their... Read More...

UPDATE: Trump's Travel Ban

Wednesday, 06 December 2017
The US Supreme Court today approved a request from Donald Trump’s legal people to allow his on- off travel ban to take effect. This bans national of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from coming to the US. These are added to the citizens of North Korea and Venezuelan government people who are already banned. However there are ongoing... Read More...