Foreign artists or entertainers who have been invited to perform, teach or coach in the United States under a program that is culturally unique may be eligible to apply for a P-3 visa. The program must further the understanding or development of an art form and may be of a commercial or non-commercial nature. This visa classification is available to performers individually or as part of a group.
Applicants are required to provide supporting documentation which can include:
- Written consultation from a appropriate labor organization
- Copy of a contract between beneficiary and petitioner
- Documentation from recognized experts attesting to the authenticity of the performer’s or the group’s skills
- Explanation of the program or event
- Documentation that the program or event will be culturally unique in nature
Upon approval, P-3 visa holders may stay for 1 year with the option of extending their status in increments of 1 year. P-3 visa holders may change employers but a new applicant must be submitted and the applicant may not change employers until the application has been approved. Spouses and unmarried children under 21 of P-3 visa holders are welcome to come to the U.S. and attend school but are not allowed to work.
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Gold Law Group assists clients with a wide variety of business-related immigration matters including P-3 visas. If you are a foreign artist or entertainer interested in applying for a P-3 visa, or if you are a U.S employer or sponsoring labor organization wishing to file a P-3 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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