World Music


Faced with a VISA refusal
for an artist ?

Take advan­tage of our emer­gency ser­vice on
Comité Visas Artistes.

Gen­er­al inter­est scheme for all artis­tic sec­tors.

Practical visa guide

Second Edition

update march 2022

On the occa­sion of the Before Babel Music XP dig­i­tal trade show in Novem­ber 2020, Zone Franche and the Comité Visas Artistes had pub­lished the sec­ond edi­tion of the Prac­ti­cal Visa Guide for cul­tur­al pro­fes­sion­als on Novem­ber 27, 2020.
The first edi­tion was launched in Decem­ber 2016 dur­ing the Trans­mu­si­cales de Rennes.

Over the past 14 months, the sit­u­a­tion has con­tin­ued to evolve in the con­text of the cur­rent health cri­sis, the shock­waves of which are hav­ing a par­tic­u­lar­ly strong impact on mobil­i­ty in gen­er­al and inter­na­tion­al traf­fic in par­tic­u­lar. Closed bor­ders, par­tial or total reopen­ing, vac­ci­na­tion pass­es, new pro­ce­dures put to the test.…

We have there­fore updat­ed this sec­ond edi­tion.

Avail­able free of charge online and soon in paper for­mat, it reports on recent leg­isla­tive and reg­u­la­to­ry advances relat­ing to the cir­cu­la­tion of artists in France and abroad.

We’ll be updat­ing the dig­i­tal ver­sion of this guide reg­u­lar­ly, based on feed­back from the field and as the health cri­sis evolves.

We would also like to thank the mem­bers of the Comité Visas Artistes for their care­ful review, includ­ing the SFA-CGT, SNAM-CGT, UFISC, Prodiss, Cité Inter­na­tionale des Arts and Insti­tut Français, who are asso­ci­at­ed with this pub­li­ca­tion.

And spe­cial thanks to Anaïs Lukacs of Mobi­Cul­ture for her close part­ner­ship in the writ­ing of this guide.


down­load the new edi­tion of the prac­ti­cal visa guide