Athletes, Entertainers and Artists

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If you are a professional in the arts, entertainment, or athletics, you may be eligible for temporary work in the United States under either an O class or a P class visa.

Whether you are looking to come to the US for a short-term engagement or a longer-term career opportunity, we can help you navigate the complex immigration process and find the best solution for your needs.

Artist, Entertainer or Artist Visas

  • O-1A: For individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.
  • O-1B: For individuals with extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry.
  • O-2: For individuals who will accompany and assist an O-1 visa holder in the pursuit of their work.
  • O-3: For the spouse and children of O-1 and O-2 visa holders.
  • P-1A: For internationally recognized athletes.
  • P-1B: For members of internationally recognized entertainment groups.
  • P-2: For artists or entertainers coming to the US under a reciprocal exchange program.
  • P-3: For artists or entertainers coming to the US to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally unique.
  • P-4: For the spouse and children of P-1, P-2, and P-3 visa holders.

Benefits of O and P Visas

Obtaining an O or P visa allows you to temporarily live and work in the US while pursuing your profession as an athlete, entertainer, or artist. You may also be able to bring your spouse and children with you to the US.

General Requirements

To qualify for an O or P visa, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability or achievement in your field and a legitimate job offer in the US. You may be required to provide evidence of your skills and accomplishments, such as awards, media coverage, or letters of recommendation from industry experts.

Application process

To apply for an O or P visa, you must first obtain a petition from your employer or sponsor in the US. The petition must be filed with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), along with supporting documentation and the appropriate fees. Once the petition is approved, you can then apply for a visa at a US embassy or consulate abroad.

Processing Times

The processing time for O and P visa petitions varies depending on the workload of the USCIS and the specific details of your case. It is generally best to allow at least several months for the petition and visa application process.

Processing Fees

There are several fees associated with the O and P visa process, including a petition fee, application fee, and biometric services fee. These fees are subject to change and can vary depending on your specific circumstances.

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If you have any questions about the O or P Visa process or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.

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Questions? Answers.

Got questions? We have answers.

Yes, your spouse and children may be able to accompany you to the US on an O-3 or P-4 visa.

It may be possible to extend your O or P visa if you are able to demonstrate that you need additional time to complete your work in the US. You may also be able to change to a different visa status, such as a green card if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Yes, you may be able to apply for a green card while on an O or P visa if you meet the eligibility requirements. However, it is important to note that the O and P visas are non-immigrant.

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