BREXIT: Spain Waives UK Work Visa Requirement for Touring Artists

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After months of the British part lobbying, UK artists looking to perform in Spain will no longer need to complete the costly and complex work visa process required post-Brexit after Spain’s Cabinet agreed to end the rule requiring British creatives and crew to get a work visa.

One of the consequences of Brexit for British music lovers in Spain has been that British artists and bands can no longer go on tour in the country without having to first arrange third-country audiovisual work visas for the whole crew.

Most EU nations have signed bilateral agreements with the British government to alleviate the fallout of the UK leaving the bloc but unfortunately Spain, together with Croatia and Bulgaria, were until now the only three countries with no alternative arrangement in place
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3:08 Rules Applies to All Third Country Nationals


The ruling is in fact good news for artists and production teams from all non-EU countries, not just the United Kingdom, as the waiving of the work visa requirement applies to all third-country nationals who work in the audiovisual sector.

The bureaucratic nightmare involved in performing in Spain post-Brexit recently became evident when two indie groups cancelled their performances in late October in Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastián.

According to the groups and organisers Primera Sound Tours, “bureaucratic problems derived from Brexit” was the reason for the cancellations, as each work visa for band members, road crew, technicians, and other sound personnel would have cost €400, making their concerts financially not feasible.
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