An Advisory Opinion - P Visa Attorney Washington DC

Category: Entertainment

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The P visa classification applies to performers who are coming to the US temporarily to perform an activity as teach or coach, individually or as part of a group, under a program.


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An Advisory Opinion For P Visa

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The P visa classification applies to performers who are coming to US temporarily for any activity, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group . P Visa To be eligible for P-3 visa applicants must be coming to the United States with the intent to interpret, teach, or coach a culturally unique musical, folk, presentation, or artistic performance. Applicants must also be performing at an event that will help to further enhance the knowledge of which the United States have about said culture. The performance can be either for commercial use or non-commercial use.

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Categorized of P Visa P Visa Extensions ……………………... Work Visa Can Be Extended P - 1 A Visa ……………………………. Qualified Athletes P - 1 B Visa ………………………….... Qualified Performers P - 2 Visa ……………………………… Used For Artists P- 3 Visa ………………………..…..…. Used For Temporary Artists P Visas Overstay & Visa Extensions .... To Overcome B eyond Date Stated  

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P 1 A Visa The P-1 classification allows qualified athletes, individually or as a part of a team, to come to the United States temporarily to perform at an athletic competition.

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P 1 B Visa Only internationally recognized performers qualify. The entertainment group must be distinguished by high awards on the international level. The USCIS is looking for such recognition that is substantially above ordinary entertainers. The reputation of a group as a whole is important, not the individual achievement of each member.

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P 2 Visa The P-2 visa can be used for artists individually (unlike P-1) or as a group. To bring musicians (or other entertainers) under the P-2 visa, an entertaining company must first establish or participate in a reciprocal exchange program with a US based organization. The advisory opinion will be also required for a P-2 visa application from a labor organization or a peer group that was involved in the reciprocal exchange program.

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P 3 Visa The P-3 visa classification applies to artists who are coming to US temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique. For a P-3 visa , an artist can come either individually or as a group for the   purpose of developing, interpreting, representing, coaching, or teaching a unique or traditional ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical, or artistic performance or presentation . 

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P Visas Overstay & Visa Extensions If you or your artist has overstayed on a P-1, P-2 or P-3 visa, the artist could be a subject to the inadmissibility bar. The rule of thumb is to never stay in the US beyond the date stated in the I-94.  If the visa is overstayed there are several consequences.

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P Visa Extensions P-1, P-2 P-3 or almost any other  work visa  can be extended. The main condition  is that a P visa must be extended before its expiration date.  If an extension request is filed even one day after the expiration date, unfortunately, it will get denied. 

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