Viva La Visa x XTRAX – free visa & work permit advice service

XTRAX is delighted to be launching a new visa and work permit advice service in partnership with Viva La Visa – visa specialists for the entertainment industry.

XTRAX recognises the need for outdoor arts professionals to get clear advice and guidance around working internationally post Brexit. We understand that it can be challenging for artists to research the ever-changing work permit regulations specific to each EU state.

This service is aimed at UK-based outdoor artists currently arranging performances in Europe who would benefit from specific advice on visa or working permit related issues.

It will offer outdoor arts professional the opportunity to get free expert advice and clarity on specific questions they may not have found the answers to.

Please note that this service will only be available until August. Please express your interest now to avoid disappointment.


What is it?

XTRAX is offering free 30-minute advice sessions with Viva La Visa to support UK outdoor arts artists. Viva La Visa can offer advice on what kind of visa and work permit you might need to tour in a specific country, and on how to apply.


Who is it for?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a UK-based outdoor artist
  • Have a confirmed/pencilled booking/firm commitment for taking your show to the EU or Schengen area

Please note that for now our service has a limited number of advice sessions available every month, so we are firstly prioritising companies with confirmed/nearly confirmed presentation opportunities.


How does it work?

If you are interested in getting advice from Viva La Visa, please fill in the below form, providing an outline of your enquiry. The XTRAX team will review your request to check your eligibility within 5 working days and ask Viva La Viva to contact you directly.

If you have any questions about this service, please contact Irene Segura at


Viva La Visa advice application

Please note that to be eligible for this service you need to have a solid invitation to tour to Europe.
Please note that as part of this offer, we will kindly ask you to share details about your experience and the advice received.


Viva La Visa

XTRAX is very excited to partner with Viva La Visa to offer this service. Viva La Visa specialises in Visas, Passports and all Immigration needs for the entertainment industry and beyond.  Founded by Andy Corrigan in 2009, as an experienced musician and touring veteran he wanted to ensure that tour managers, as well as other organisations, have access to assistance when it comes to navigating the complicated ‘minefield’ of visas, work permits and travel documentation.
Viva La Visa deal with the full spectrum of visa difficulties worldwide.


Brexit information and resources

We have put together an extensive guide on Brexit that you can consult here; further resources can be found here.

You can also subscribe to participate to our next free informal session of Dealing with Brexit: Open Conversations or watch the previous session here.


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Image credit: Simple Cypher at Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018  ⓒ  Dani Bower