P-1 Visa: Athletes and Entertainment Groups

       The P-1 visa is available to individual athletes and entertainment groups who are internationally recognized.  The P-1 visa holder does not necessarily need to be internationally recognized himself, but his/her team or performing group must be internationally recognized.  However, as part of an entertainment group, you must be an integral part of the group and have a sustained relationship with the group for at least one year in order to obtain a P-1 visa.  Circus personnel are exempt from this requirement.

       Aside from the P-1 visa, there is a P-2 visa for performers or groups under the reciprocal exchange program.  There is also a P-3 classification which is available to participants of culturally unique programs.

       Please contact our office if you would like more information on the P visa or to see if you are eligible.

William J. Flynn, III is a member of the Firm's Board of Directors and leader of the Immigration Practice Group. His practice includes a large immigration practice representing foreign nationals and U.S. corporations that employ foreign nationals. He represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State. Mr. Flynn is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Flynn is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York.