P Visa General Information: The P Visa is a Non-Immigrant Visa allowing
certain individuals to work temporarily in the United States. The P Visa
consists of four classifications: P1, P2, P3 and P4. The P Visa
classification covers aliens that are internationally recognized athletes,
artists or entertainers. The spouse and unmarried children of the P Visa holder
may also accompany the P Visa holder to the United States during his or her
duration of stay. The P1 Visa may be issued to an individual or to a
team/group. The P Visa allows for individuals that are part of a team or
entertainment group to come to the United States and perform temporarily. Other
classifications under the P Visa cover individuals who perform, teach or coach
in culturally unique programs.
P Visa Eligibility Requirements:
- The P1 Visa classifications cover individuals who compete at an internationally recognized level.
- The P2 Visa classification is for individuals who are entertainers or a part of a performance group that perform on a reciprocal exchange program with U.S. organizations. Necessary documentation includes formal reciprocal exchange agreements, descriptions of the exchange program and evidence of qualifying skills.
- The P3 Visa applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be qualified to perform the work as specified on the petition, communicate effectively, and have not resided in the United States during the last year before arrival on a P3 Visa.