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P-Visa

The P visa category offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized athletes, entertainers, artists, and performers to temporarily work in the United States. This visa category recognizes the importance of cultural exchange and artistic collaboration, allowing individuals to share their talents with American audiences and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the nation's arts and entertainment industry

The P visa category is divided into several subcategories, each tailored to specific types of artists, entertainers, athletes, and performers. These subcategories include:

  • P-1A Visa: For internationally recognized athletes who compete individually or as part of a team at an internationally recognized level of performance.
  • P-1B Visa: For internationally recognized entertainers who perform as part of a group or as individuals in performances that are culturally unique.
  • P-2 Visa: For artists and entertainers who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program between organizations in the United States and other countries.
  • P-3 Visa: For artists and entertainers who perform, teach, or coach in culturally unique programs or events.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a P visa, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria tailored to each subcategory:

● P-1A Visa:

  • Must be internationally recognized as an athlete or member of a team.
  • Must be coming to the United States to participate in a specific athletic competition or event.

● P-1B Visa:

  • Must be part of a group that has been recognized internationally for a sustained period.
  • Must be coming to the United States to perform as part of the group.

● P-2 Visa:

  • Must be participating in a reciprocal exchange program between organizations in the United States and other countries.
  • Must be coming to the United States to perform under the program.

● P-2 Visa:

  • Must be performing, teaching, or coaching in a culturally unique program or event.
  • Must be coming to the United States to further the understanding or development of the art form.

How KPB Immigration Law Firm can assist you

The P visa category offers valuable opportunities for internationally recognized artists, entertainers, athletes, and performers to share their talents with American audiences and contribute to the cultural fabric of the United States. At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we are committed to helping eligible individuals navigate the P visa process with confidence and achieve their artistic or athletic aspirations in the United States. If you are interested in learning more about the P visa category or need assistance with your P visa application, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Let us help you pave the way for your international talent to shine in the United States.