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A P1 visa is a temporary work visa for internationally recognized athletes and entertainers to perform at an event in the US.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
P1 Visa Requirements
To qualify for a P1 visa, the applicant must be internationally recognized and destined to enter the United States to compete or perform at a specific event.
An internationally recognized athlete or entertainer must have significant international recognition either as an individual or as part of a team/group. This must be evidenced by skill and recognition above that ordinarily encountered and the person or group must be recognized in more than one country for a sustained period of time.
In addition, the applicant must have a US employer or agent to sponsor their trip to the United States.
P1 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
P1 Visa Entitlements
A P1 visa entitles the holder to participate in an event in the US. A P1 visa is usually granted to entertainers for the duration of their specific event only and will not exceed 1 year. However, individual athletes may be admitted for up to 5 years and a team athlete for up to 1 year and extensions may be granted. Internationally recognized athletes and entertainers with a P1 visa are permitted dual intent, meaning the applicant can maintain P1 visa status while applying for a Green Card to remain in the US permanently.
Essential support personnel wishing to accompany P1 visa applicants may be eligible to apply for a P1 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
P1 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||2 - 12 days|
- 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 P2 visa allows international artists and entertainers to participate in a reciprocal exchange program and perform in the US temporarily.
The P3 visa permits international artists and entertainers to participate in a culturally unique program and perform in the US temporarily.
A Q1 visa allows foreigners the opportunity to participate in an international cultural exchange program in the US.
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