|P-1 Entertainer and Athete Visas|
P-1 Entertainer/Athlete Visa is meant for entertainers and athletes for performing in group as a part of the team. This visa is further classified into P-2, P-3 and P-4 categories. The P-1 category is a special one for individual athletes or entertainers or for teams who seek to enter US to either compete in an athletic completion in the case of athletes or perform on stage in case of entertainers. This is a non-immigrant visa and is issued for the period of 5 years initially. The other classified categories of this visa is meant for essential support personnel such as coaches, scouts, trainers and other team officials as well as for group entertainers and artists and entertainers participating in an exchange program or culturally unique program.
Eligibility criterion for P-1 Entertainer/Athlete Visa:
Applying for the P-1 Entertainer/Athlete Visa:
All the supporting documents which may serve as the evidence and prove that all the legal requirements are met shall be submitted with the application. The labor organization issues a written document which states the nature of the work that will be done by the applicant and this document must be submitted by the applicant with his application. A statement proving that the group has been established and performing regularly for a period of at least one year may also be submitted by the applicant. After all this has been done, the petition by the employer has to be filed with the USCIS for further processing the application.
Advantages of P-1 Entertainer/Athlete Visa:
Limitations of the P-1 Entertainer/Athlete Visa:
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