Update on New US Visa Challenges in the UK
The newly-appointed Chief of the Non-Immigrant Visa Division at the London consulate has instituted a new policy resulting in O-1 visas being denied for artists unless they are "household names" (not what this visa is for). He has apparently also instructed that previously approved visa applications be reviewed and revoked if they don't meet his new standard. There have also apparently been seemingly arbitrary changes to the "requirements" for O-2s. Musical America has more details, as well as suggestions from their legal team.