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P-1 Visa: Entertainment & Athletics

P-1 Visa: Entertainment & Athletics

The P-1 visa is afforded to athletes who perform individually or as part of a team and maintain international recognition (P-1A) and entertainers that perform as an essential or integral part of an internationally recognised entertainment group (P-1B). Each member of the entertainment group must have had a sustained and substantial relationship with the group over a period of at least one year.

International recognition requires a high level of achievement evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered to the extent that such achievement is renowned, leading or well known in more than one country. 

An athletic team or entertainment group consists of more than one individual but may be as few as two individuals. If a solo artist or performer usually performs with backing singers or musicians the act can be classified as a group if at least seventy five percent of the act have been together for at least one year.

Spouses and children under the age of 21 may enter the US on derivative status

The above outlined details are not exhaustive. Other USA visa categories are also available. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on USA immigration and visa application procedures