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National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Visa Consular Process

National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Visa Consular Process June 19, 2013 session covers the consular process for O and P visas for foreign artists Session followed on June 25, 2013 by live Twitter chat

Washington, DC-- NEA's International Activities Director, Pennie Ojeda, will moderate a webinar on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET with guest presenter Joel Nantais, Visa Specialist with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Office.

The webinar is designed for those working at not-for-profit  organizations in the United States who request visas on behalf of international artists invited to perform here.  Joel will provide information to help U.S. arts presenters  prepare their visiting artist(s) to  complete the visa application form accurately, request an appointment for the visa interview, and go through the interview itself. The presentation will be followed by Q & A.

How to join the webinar

Please register in advance. You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a Q & A text box.

In case you can't attend

An archive of the webinar will be available on the NEA's website in the webinar section shortly after the event.

Live Twitter chat

The June 19 webinar will be followed by a live Twitter chat with representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa Office on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Follow @NEAarts and use the hashtag #NEAVisaChat to follow the conversation and ask questions.

The June 19 webinar is the first of two on the O & P visa process. The second webinar will be held July 10, 2013 and feature guest presenters from the Department of Homeland Security, Citizen and Immigration Services.