Beginning October 2nd, fees for temporary work visas are increasing 51% for P class visas, now costing $695 and 53% for O class visas, now costing $705.
These visas are needed for foreign artists to tour in the U.S. There will also be a 15 day waiting period for applicants. However, for an extra $1,000 you can fast track your application.
Once the Covid pandemic is under control and bands start touring again, we will have to see what kind of impact these fees will have on musicians.