I have a friend who has been asked to speak in the USA but he is from another country. Does anyone know how he would handle the payment? The organization would be turning it in to the IRS as payment, so they would need a tax i.d. which he does not have. But entertainers come from other countries all the time. Help!
You might check with those that have events, the VonSeggens, Mark Wade, Mark Daniel, Gary Hunter...they would probably know.
Foreigners in a foreign land
October 15 2011, 8:11 AM
There are other that you could add to that list like Carol Greene, Ken Groves to name two more, but wouldn't it be better to contact the International Fare Trades department in this country, or the one they are comming from, or their state department...good luck with this one. I dood it, i put the brainiac to work again, didn't I ?
October 15 2011, 9:01 AM
The question is about the short term work. For a work visa in the USA a person needs one of two things. An employer who requests you (more than just a single show here or there) OR you can put in an application for a Work Visa, along with $5,000. If it isn't approved you don't get your money back.