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AGMA Advisory: COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AGMA’s Visa Processing Department will be working remotely beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. The following new procedures will apply:

  • AGMA will not be receiving any petitions or payments by mail during this time of crisis.
  • We encourage all Preparers to submit their full petitions ELECTRONICALLY, by sending PDF files to sdavison@musicalartists.org. To view full requirements, please see instructions below.
  • DURING THIS NATIONAL CRISIS ONLY, we will be accepting Wire / ACH Transfers, instead of hard-copy checks by mail. Our wire transfer instructions can be found below. Please note that processing will still begin once payment is received.

Information for wire / ACH transfer to AGMA from outside USA

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
BIC : BKTRUS33
A/c# 35255767
I/N/O: American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc.

Information for wire / ACH transfer to AGMA from within USA

Deutsche Bank trust Company Americas
ABA#021001033
A/c#35255767
I/N/O American Guild of Musical Artists, Inc.

Deutsche Bank address:

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (DURING COVID-19)

After submitting your Wire / ACH Transfer, please send the following documentation to sdavison@musicalartists.org and mmody@musicalartists.org:

  1. Completed COVER SHEET, which includes the following information:
    • Name of Preparer
    • Name of Petitioner
    • Name of Beneficiary
    • Name of Person / Entity / Account Making the Payment
    • Name of Bank
    • Date Wire / ACH Transfer Was Sent
    • Expedited or Regular Processing

  2. Copy of I-129 Application Form from Immigration and Naturalization, including Attachment 1 and list of artist(s) and function they perform in group.

  3. Copy of contract and itinerary of artist(s).

  4. Documentation to support the reputation and ability of the artist(s). Please limit this to no more than 20-30 pages.

PRICING & PROCESSING TIMELINE

BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2020:

REGULAR PROCESSING: OUR PRICE FOR STANDARD PROCESSING (NON-EXPEDITED) VISA ADVISORY LETTERS INCREASED TO $350. With Regular Service Processing, there is a turn-around time of 5-7 business days from receipt of payment and completed documentation via email.

EXPEDITED PROCESSING: OUR PRICE FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING VISA ADVISORY LETTERS INCREASED TO $550. With Expedited Processing, there is a turn-around time of approximately 1-2 business days from receipt of payment and completed documentation. 

Due to this crisis, we can no longer guarantee 1-2 day processing for Expedited Service, although we will be sure to prioritize expedited petitions to the best of our ability.

Ensure AGMA gets full amount - transfer charges/fees, if any, should be paid separately on your end.