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EU artists coming into the UK after the transition period

EU artists coming into the UK after the transition period is NOT as horrific as it is being presented in the press. Why? Well it's like this

We are in a negotiating position at the moment both from the EU and the UK's positions

If EU citizens are treated as third country nationals its very likely that either a simple COS (Certificate of sponsorship) would be enough or at the moment likely to be PPE (permitted paid engagement) at a cost of 95 each which allows up to a month's entry to perform in the UK. HOWEVER we think, but don't know for sure, that its quite possible a simpler route may be found, and whatever happens it's highly likely if not almost certain that EU citizens will NOT require anything more complicated.

What we MUST do for everyone coming in and UK musicians going out to play in the EU is not to create uncertainty for making booking decisions based on half-truths and rumours.

Currently the routes in for third country nationals into the UK are as follows (but DEPEND on where you come from, EU nationals we think will be at the lowest end of the spectrum required VISAS or maybe only COS or something else.

Tier 5 creative and sporting visa, currently £244.00 and requires a certificate of sponsorship from a UK sponsor (cost variable) for up a year of work in the UK.

Permitted paid engagement visa £94.00 no certificate of sponsorship required but often advisory to support entry. Up to one months entry into the UK for arts related and certain other work.

Entry into UK for some work with COS only as supporting evidence

And once again nothing is really known at the moment so keep tuned folks!

Ian Smith

Tier 5 creative and sporting visa, currently £244.00 and requires a certificate of sponsorship from a UK sponsor (cost variable) for up a year of work in the UK.
Tier 5 C&S Govt. web page

Permitted paid engagement visa £94.00 no certificate of sponsorship required but often advisory to support entry. Up to one months entry into the UK for arts related and certain other work.
Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) visa web page