It looks like the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are raising their fee for performance permits. That means bands and artists looking to tour the states will have to pay a lot more in order to acquire a U.S visa, as applications will soon be raised from $325 USD to $460 USD per person as of December 20, 2016. It looks like actors, athletes, musicians and entertainers of any kind will be affected.

"A fee surge of this kind adds an additional and unacceptable financial burden on our members," Liana White, executive director at the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) said. "The position and arguments of the [American Federation of Musicians]/CFM and the arts coalition will urge USCIS to respond to its current lack of quality in service, and to press for vast improvements and consistency in processing times — especially now considering the substantial fee hikes."