Appoint a lawyer to represent your application for a Work Visa to the United States.
A P2 visa is a temporary work visa for artists and entertainers who wish to participate in a government approved reciprocal exchange program in the US.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
P2 Visa Requirements
To qualify for a P2 visa, the applicant must be an artist or entertainer, either individually or as part of a group who has been accepted or invited to participate in a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the US and an organization in another country. The artist or entertainer must possess skills comparable to those of the US artists and entertainers participating in the program abroad.
In addition, the applicant must have a US employer, organization or agent to sponsor their participation in the exchange program in the US.
P2 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
P2 Visa Entitlements
A P2 visa entitles the holder to participate in an exchange program in the US. A P2 visa is usually granted for the duration of their program and extensions may be granted. Artists and entertainers with a P2 visa are permitted dual intent, meaning the applicant can maintain P2 visa status while applying for a Green Card to remain in the US permanently.
Essential support personnel wishing to accompany P2 visa applicants may be eligible to apply for a P2 visa if their skills and experience are essential to the principle applicant's performance.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age may apply for the applicable derivative visa (P4 visa) to join their spouse or parent in the US. Accompanying spouses and children are entitled to study in the United States but are not entitled to undertake any employment without obtaining an appropriate work visa.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
P2 Visa Processing Time and Costs
|Premium Migration Service||US$1999|
|Government Fees and Processing Times|
|Partner Application Fee||US$325-US$1550/US$190|
|Dependents Application Fee||US$325-US$1550/US$190|
|Processing Time||15 days - 3 months|
- Other Work Visas
Foreign workers with a permanent employment offer in the US may be able to apply for a Green Card.
Working Holiday or Exchange visas allow foreigners to work and/or study in the US while experiencing American culture.
An H1B visa allows foreign workers to work in the US in a specialty occupation for a sponsoring employer.
The L1 visa allows international companies to sponsor senior and key employees to work in the US.
An H2A visa allows foreign workers to undertake seasonal or temporary work in agricultural industries across the US.
An H2B visa permits foreign workers to undertake seasonal or temporary work in a range of industries across the US.
An O1 visa allows foreign workers with an extraordinary ability or talent to work in the US temporarily for their sponsoring employer or agent.
The E3 visa allows Australian citizens to live and work in the US temporarily in a specialty occupation for their sponsoring employer.
An I visa entitles representatives of international press, radio, film and other media to work in the US temporarily.
An H1B1 visa allows citizens of Chile and Singapore to live and work in the US temporarily for a sponsoring employer.
The R1 visa allows religious workers to work in the US for a non-profit religious organization.
A TN visa allows citizens of Canada and Mexico to work in the US temporarily for a sponsoring employer.
The P3 visa permits international artists and entertainers to participate in a culturally unique program and perform in the US temporarily.
The P1 visa permits internationally recognized athletes and entertainers to compete or perform in the US at a specific event.
A Q1 visa allows foreigners the opportunity to participate in an international cultural exchange program in the US.
- Latest Immigration News
- Bipartisan Immigration Bill Introduced
Last week, a bipartisan group of eight Senators known as the "Gang of Eight" unveiled legislation to overhaul the US immigration system. The introduction of the bill has received commendations from major supporters, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
- FY 2014 H-1B Visa Cap Reached
The H-1B visa cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 has been hit in a record time of just five days since the starting receipt date on 1 April, 2013, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced.
- US Extends Employment Authorization Documents for Liberians
In an announcement released on March 15, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intend to automatically extended employment authorization documents (EADs) for Liberian nationals covered under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) through Sept. 30, 2014.
- Bipartisan Immigration Bill Introduced