Music visa specialists Re-Production have rebranded under a new name, Viva La Visa.
The Suffolk-based company has also opened a new London office at 6 Church Row, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 IES.
Established in the late 1990s by Andy Corrigan (pictured), a founder member of acclaimed Leeds punk band The Mekons and later independent tour manager for a string of global artists, Re-Production specialises in visa and immigration services for the UK and international music business. Recent clients include Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Take That, Wild Beasts, Stormzy, Daughter, Primal Scream and Muse.
“In today’s global music market, the ability for performers to cross borders and meet their audience has never been so vital - or as fraught with potential pitfalls," said Corrigan. "As a former artist and occasional tour manager, I know only too well the challenges of planning an international schedule, the intricacies of the US visa system, last-minute panics over SXSW or the frantic 3am phone call from Japan over a lost passport. We have been there and done it.
“Whether it’s a large touring party or a single applicant, Viva La Visa’s night and day service guarantees to smooth these processes and deal with the unforeseen - offering tailor-made solutions that ensure our applicants are unburdened from immigration hassles and benefit from an expert hand to guide them across the world. With our new London office we look forward to expanding our client base and assisting an even greater range of artists.”
The company boasts close working relationships with leading US immigration attorneys in America, as well as the biggest promoters in Asia, Australasia and South America. Viva La Visa is aiming to expand this work - offering the fastest and most efficient worldwide visa processing services for groups and individuals, including UK, passports and second passports, passports for other nationalities, US visas - including artist liaison service at the US Embassy London, UK visas, global work visas and multiple destination itineraries and planning.
The six-strong Viva La Visa team also specialises in assisting applicants who have criminal records or other immigration issues, with a high rate of success in overcoming previous refusals.