Albuquerque, NM asked in Business Law and Immigration Law for New Mexico

Q: I am booking a musical artist from Canada on a tour date. They are asking to sign two contracts for visa reasons.

I run a LLC and we are currently in the process of booking a musical entertainer on one of there tour stops in the US. They are from Canada and have asked us to sign two separate contracts for two separate tour dates. They say they need both for visa reasons but both state that we would have to pay. This doesn’t seem right to me and I feel we would only need to sign one singular contract.

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: You need to have a clear contract with them for immigration purposes. The contract has to be an agreement between you and them. If you don't like the terms you should say so and renegotiate. When entertainers apply for the P visa, which allows them to come to the USA to perform, they must show their signed contract as part of the documents needed by the immigration authorities. You both have to agree to the things in the contract and you and them have to sign. So perhaps you need to talk with an immigration lawyer to make sure you are protected.

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