Entertainers and athletes need to travel to perform and compete. They visit different countries to showcase their talents through unique performances or competitions. The United States is among the premier destinations for both athletes and performers.
There is a specific way for those in these professions to get into the country for a performance or competition. Our P visa lawyers at Nomos Law Group can guide you through this process to make it easier for you.
The U.S. government grants a short-term work visa, or P visa, specifically for athletes, sports teams, and entertainment companies, including circuses. They need to have a job offer from an American company.
The essential support personnel can also be granted the same visa. And there is no annual limit to the number of P visas the government releases.
If you have questions on how to apply, contact our Boston P visa lawyer today.
The P visa is specifically for entertainers, athletes, and teams. Some of its key features include:
To qualify as an athlete, the person or sports team will need to prove their sustained international recognition in the sport. That is done by showing a contract with a major American sports team, league, or an international sporting event.
For entertainers, the P-1 visa cannot be granted to individuals. It is designed for groups who have been together for at least one year. They should have been performing regularly together with at least 75% of the current group. Once the employer applies for the visa on their behalf, they will need to provide proof of their international recognition or significant awards.
In both cases, the government requires other proof and documentation that would depend on their circumstance.
Athletes, entertainers, and other people who qualify for a P visa will need their team to perform. Highly-skilled individuals who are essential to their performance can be granted the same visa designation.
The main requirement is that they will perform support services that are not readily available in the United States. They will need to prove sufficient qualifications for the performance of the service, critical knowledge, and experience.
Contact our Boston P visa lawyer today to learn more about support personnel considerations.
To acquire a P visa, you have to establish specific qualifications and compile the required documents. The legal team at the Nomos Law Group can help you through the entire process to make it as accurate as possible to increase your chances of success.
While we cannot guarantee approvals, we can provide you with our experience and knowledge of going through the process. If you need a consultation or have questions about P visas, you can contact us today.
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