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To decide which visa is best for you and/or your group, SXSW recommends that you seek legal counsel. You can find a list of some of the lawyers who have worked with artists and speakers heading to previous SXSW events in the Additional Resources section of this FAQ, however, you are free to contact any lawyer you wish. Here is a link to Tamizdat, a non-profit that advocates for international exchange and has an updated list of public advisories.