Foreign artists or entertainers who would like to perform in the United States under a reciprocal exchange program between a U.S organization and an organization in another country may apply for P-2 visa classification. This visa is available to applicants performing individually or as part of a group.
To obtain P-2 classification, the petitioning U.S employer or sponsoring labor organization must submit all duly completed immigration forms, in addition to the following documentation:
- A written consultation from the labor organization
- A copy of an reciprocal exchange program agreement
- Evidence that the skills of the U.S.artists or entertainers are comparable to the applicant’s and that the terms of employment are similar
The period of stay cannot exceed one year upon initial visa approval. However, extensions in increments of one year, until completion of performance or event, are available. P-2 visa holders may change employers but will need to submit a new visa application and may not accept a new position until the new application has been approved.
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Gold Law Group assists clients with a wide variety of business-related immigration matters including P-2 visas. If you are a foreign artist or entertainer interested in applying for a P-2 visa, or if you are a U.S employer or sponsoring labor organization wishing to file a P-2 visa petition on behalf of a foreign artist or entertainer, please call 323.394.1281 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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