The OHV EU Guide

For Touring Artists And Crew

NOTE

Duration is within 180 day period unless otherwise specified.

Visa Waiver

Austria

Up to 4 weeks allowed.

Belgium

Up to 90 days allowed (varying regional differences, need to be internationally renown).

Croatia

Up to 30 days allowed. Local employer needs to provide invitation letter.

Republic of Cyprus

Local employer to provide invitation letter for short term work.

Czech Republic

Exemption for performances up to 7 consecutive days or 30 days in any calendar year.

Denmark

Up to 90 days allowed. Need proof of noteworthy performance to hand.

Estonia

Up to 6 months allowed in any year. Must register with border police.

Finland

Up to 90 days allowed. Local employer to provide invitation letter.

France

Up to 90 days allowed.

Germany

Up to 90 days allowed.

Iceland

NOT a member of the EU but part of the EEA. No permit needed for up to 90 days.

Ireland

British Citizens CTA means right to work remains without any need for permits.

Latvia

Up to 14 days allowed.

Luxembourg

Up to 90 days allowed.

Netherlands

Max 6 weeks in any 13 week period no visa or work permit required.

Poland

Up to 30 days in any calendar year allowed.

Sweden

Max 14 days in any one year, plus must have been invited by established organiser.

Visa

Lithuania

A visa for work purposes must be obtained before entry.

Portugal

A temporary stay visa is required for self-employed work purposes, valid for 90 days.

Romania

Short term visa required, type C required.

Spain

Requirement for Type C visas for artists, Type D visas for AV Technicians.

Work / Residency Permit

Bulgaria

Unclear for short term work. However Freelance workers can obtain a Freelance Activity Permit for up to 12 months prior to arrival.

Greece

Short term work is currently unclear.

Hungary

Apply for a residence permit to pursue paid self-employed work.

Italy

Up to 90 days allowed BUT residency permit required / registering with the Police if staying longer than 5 days.

Liechtenstein

NOT a member of the EU but part of the EEA. A short-term work permit is needed for up to 12 months.

Malta

Via local employer an ’employment license’ is required before entry to work.

Slovakia

Up to 30 days in any calendar year allowed, still need for a residency permit.

Slovenia

Currently unclear for short term work. A single permit is issued for employment and self-employment lasting longer than 90 days.

IMPORTANT

For EU territories that have Visa-Waivers in place for UK artists, you still need to show evidence of the performance at the border to meet the requirements of the waiver. Thus, as a general rule, it’s advisable to have to hand the following documents;

  • Invite(s) from the host (festival/promoter) confirming the performance, location, dates plus names, passport numbers and birth dates of all applicants.
  • Booking confirmation of accommodation and return/onward travel.
  • UK management letter detailing each applicant’s role, performance details and how your expenses are being covered for the duration of stay.
  • Covid vaccination status of each applicant.

Costs

Costs

Please contact OHV for a full break down of the costs involved, as these differ considerably depending on the EU territory, as do the entry requirements and visa processing times.

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