International Touring

When crossing the United States/Canada border, paperwork completed ahead of time can help eliminate complications and excessive fees at the border control. For Visa questions and answers go to Visa Questions and Answers on the AFM website.

AFM MEMBERS PERFORMING IN CANADA

Cultural exchange instructions.

New foreign musician application fee causing confusion - Aug. 30 2013

FYI, AFM members are exempt from these new fees if you apply to the cultural exchange program.

HELPFUL LINKS FOR TRAVELING AND TOURING MUSICIANS

AFM Guide and links for traveling musicians.

FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.  Print out these pages and take with you before traveling with your instrument as a carry on or as checked baggage

FAA PDF (6 pages) Updated Jan. 2015

AFM Applauds Passage of FAA Bill (updated Jan. 2015)

http://www.afm.org/news/the-afm-applauds-passage-of-faa-bill

Traveling with Brazilian wood bows, elephant ivory inserts or instrument parts

http://americanorchestras.org/advocacy-government/travel-with-instruments/endangered-species-material/protected-species-travel-tips.html

U.S. Fish & Wildlife page for musicians traveling with Brazilian rosewood, tortoiseshell, and elephant ivory in their instruments.

http://www.fws.gov/international/permits/by-activity/musical-instruments.html

US/Canada border crossing info from Local 1000

http://local1000.org/2012/10/crossing-the-border/#.UgkUkhb5I3Y

Lot's of good links for traveling on this page:

http://www.artistrelations.com/tour-support/index.html