Overview of the P Visa
The P non-immigrant visa is divided into four sub-classifications that allow for temporary employment in the U.S. by qualified athletes, artists, and entertainers. The types of P visas are:
- P-1A visas
The P-1A classification applies to those who are coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete, individually or as part of a group or team, at an internationally recognized level of performance.
- P-1B visas
The P-1B classification applies to those who are coming to the United States temporarily to perform as a member of an entertainment group that has been recognized internationally as outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time.
- P-2 visas
The P-2 classification applies to those who are coming temporarily to perform as an artist or entertainer, individually or as part of a group, who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the U.S. and an organization in another country.
- P-3 visas
The P-3 classification applies to those who are coming temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique.
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