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.

Haley R. Ayure practices in the areas of immigration, corporate and business transactions, and international law. Ms. Ayure has experience with all aspects of immigration law including business nonimmigrant visa petitions, family and employment-based applications for permanent residence, I-9 compliance, removal proceedings, and immigration appeals. She also has experience with business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, and other business transactions. Ms. Ayure speaks fluent Spanish. She received her B.A. from the University of Tampa and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.