From: miriam jayne martins sampaio (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 07:21:46 PDT
unbelievable!!!! There is much more I can say over this but...
> Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:08:11 -0400
> From: email suppressed
> Subject: Re: UK regulations for visiting artists
> To: email suppressed
> Proof that we Americans aren't the only ones to
> overreact to foreign 'threats'-:)
> At 12:04 PM +0100 4/14/09, Rob Gawthrop wrote:
> >Sorry if this has appeared before. Please see below and sign the petition
> >(link at bottom)
> >The UK Home Office has introduced new bureaucratic procedures for
> >organisations that wish to invite non-EU artists and academics to the UK. As
> >professionals committed to the principles of internationalism and cultural
> >exchange, we are dismayed by these new regulations - which will curb our
> >invitations to non-EU artists and academics to visit the UK for talks,
> >artist residencies, conferences and temporary exhibitions.
> >The system is costly to both the host organisation and to the visitor, and
> >has already meant a number of cancelled exhibitions and concerts. All non-EU
> >visitors now must apply for a visa in person, and supply biometric data,
> >electronic fingerprint scans and a digital photograph. The Home Office's
> >158-page guideline document also outlines new controls over visitors'
> >day-to-day activity: visitors must show that they have at least £800 pounds
> >of personal savings, which have been held for at least three months prior to
> >the date of their application; the host organisation must keep copies of the
> >visitor's passport and their UK Biometric Card, and a history of their
> >contact details; and if the visitor does not turn up to their studio or
> >place of work, or their whereabouts is unknown, the organisation is legally
> >obliged to inform the UK Border Agency.
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