There is a significant increase in the processing time for P2 applications.
The time count is 100 calendar days!
If you are submitting an application that falls in Vermont Service Center’s jurisdiction – they are processing regular files in approximately 80 plus days once the package arrives at the Vermont center. If your file falls in the VSC jurisdiction – consider Premium Processing.
We strongly advise that if you are going to submit a P2 application through the Canadian office allow at least 4 -5 months in advance or use the premium package.
Please make sure you check for updates posted at the CFM site
Thinking about joining the Canadian Federation of Musicians?
Now is the right time to do it. Kingston Musicians’ Union is having a membership drive and new members can save $95 on joining fees.
Why should I Join?
The American and Canadian Federation of Musicians is the largest entertainment organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of the professional musician. No other organization has such a diverse membership -performing all styles of music in every type of venue. Specialized departments within the AFM/CFM deal with cross-border immigration, electronic and new media recordings, and symphonic, theatrical, touring and freelance services. And we are working for you the musician to bring about Federal and Provincial Status of the Artist legislation, as well as copyright reform and Neighbouring rights.
So what are the benefits?
As a member driven organization, we know what the critical benefits are, from comprehensive instrument, health and liability insurance to a world class pension plan, contract protection with emergency travel assistance and access to AFM-licensed booking agents to keep those gigs coming.
Contact the office now!