P visas are subcategorized into P-1A and P-1B and serve athletes and entertainment groups, respectively. Alongside them are P1-S candidates who serve as the talent’s essential support staff. The P-1A visa lets highly skilled and accomplished athletes not eligible for the O-1A visa apply. An athlete could be eligible for a P-1A visa if they:
- Have represented their native country on a national team
- Have NCAA experience
- Have received significant, relevant awards
- Are internationally ranked
- Had a contract with a professional US team in the previous season
- Can provide letters vouching for their skills from industry professionals or other top athletes
The athlete should have contributed significantly to the sports teams to be considered eligible by that requirement.
P-1B visa candidates are eligible when the group has international fame. Requirements for this visa include:
- Evidence of international recognition
- Evidence of international achievement
- 75% of the group members have been involved with the group for at least a year before application
The P-1B visa emphasizes the success of the group. To be eligible, the group as an entity should be popular and accomplished, not just one member.
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If you think you qualify for an O or P visa, call our Atlanta attorneys to help start your immigration process at (704) 288-1003. We offer legal services in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Arabic.