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» P-1 Entertainment Groups Visa: Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some FAQ's containing essential information you need to know before applying for a P-1 visa:
Q: What is the P-1 visa for?
A: The P1 visa is a non-immigrant visa which ebables non-US citizens or non-US permanent residents who are professional athletes, artists and entertainers to enter into the United States for a specific competition or performance.
Q Who is the P-1 visa for performers open to?
The P-1 visa for entertainment groups is for those groups who are internationally recognized as outstanding.
Group means two or more persons established as one entity or unit to perform or to provide a service. The P-1 visa is not for individual performers.
Q: What does it mean by internationally recognised?
A: Internationally recognized means having a high level of achievement in a field 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.
What other criteria must I fulfill to qualify for a P-visa?
You will neeed to have a legal contract with a United States employer or agent and must show evidence that:
In addition, three of the following must also be shown to be true for a successful petition:
Q:Are there any exceptions or other types of performances eligible for a P-1 visa?
Q: Can my spouse/ dependent children join me?
Yes they have their own visa class - the P-4. They may also enter the United States to join the P-1 visa holder at a later date and can travel freely in and out of the country.
Q: Can my spouse/ dependent children also work whilst in the United States?
No, P-4 holders are not allowed to seek employment. If they wish to work they must apply for a different visa class.
Q: I am interested in applying, how do I proceed?
A: If you an Athlete interested in competing in America on an P-1 visa fill in an enquiry form to see if you qualify.
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