Athletes can apply for a USA work permit if they are qualified. The P-1 visa allows foreign athletes, entertainers, and artists who are internationally recognized to participates and perform in the USA. The P-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa category in the United States that is designed for foreign athletes, entertainers, and artists who are internationally recognized and are coming to the U.S. to participate in a specific event, competition, or performance. This visa allows them to work in their respective fields temporarily.
There are two subcategories of the P-1 visa:
P-1A Visa: This is for internationally recognized athletes and members of internationally recognized athletic teams. The athlete or team must have a high level of achievement and be coming to the U.S. to participate in a specific athletic competition or event.
P-1B Visa: This is for members of internationally recognized entertainment groups. This can include artists, entertainers, and support personnel who are an integral part of the group’s performance. The entertainment group as a whole must be internationally recognized and have a sustained and substantial reputation.
To qualify for a P-1 visa, the applicant must demonstrate their international recognition and extraordinary abilities in their respective field. This can be done through documentation such as awards, achievements, media coverage, and endorsements. Additionally, there must be a sponsoring organization or employer in the U.S. that is petitioning for the individual’s entry.
P1 visa application is complex and our Vancouver Immigration attorney suggest to seek legal advice before sending your application to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).