Immigration: P-3 Visa
The P-3 visa is available for an artist or entertainer coming to the United States to coach, teach or perform as an individual or as a part of a group. In order to qualify for the P-3 visa, the entertainer or artist whether they are an individual or part of a group must show that they are coming to the United States temporarily for the purposes of developing or educating the students in the United States of their ethnic culture may that in form of music, theatre or other artistic performance. Additionally, they must show that they are coming to the United States temporarily to participate in a cultural event(s) that will further the understanding of the art form.
The accompanying staff who provide essential support for an individual artist/performer or a group can also qualify for the P-3 visa. To qualify, the support staff must show that they have a history of working with the artist/ performeras well as a written contract of their role as it pertains to the individual or the group.
Period of Stay
USCIS will determine the initial time the artist/performer/group may remain in the United States based on their evaluation of the time that will be needed for completion of the event. This initial period of stay could be up to a maximum of one year. This may be extended in increments of one year.
The spouse and unmarried children (under the age of twenty-one) of the participating artist/performer/group members can apply for a P-4 visa. The family members cannot work while in the United States but may full or part-time course of study.
How we can help…..
If you are an artist or a performer looking to participating in an event that will hosted in the United States, please contact the Law offices of Trupti N Patel & Associates, Boston Immigration Attorney to see how we can help you with questions on the immigration process of attaining the P-3 and P-4 visas.
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