Are You Eligible for a P Visa?

Let Our Immigration Lawyers Assist You in Understanding Your Options for Traveling to the U.S.

There are a number of different visas available to those who want to travel to the United States. While some of the most common types of visas are work or family visas, P visas may also be granted to people wishing to come to the United States as an athlete, musician, or entertainer. As we are proudly based in Nashville, Music City, USA, we are often asked about visas for performers. At the offices of Ozment Law, PLC, our Tennessee immigration attorneys can assist you in understanding what a P-visa is, eligibility requirements, and how to apply for a P visa.

What Is a P Visa?

There are four different types of P visas that are issued by the United States government. These are:

How to Apply for a P Visa to the United States

P-visas are not for everyday visitors, but rather those with a unique skill set who wish to enter the United States for a very specific purpose. In order to apply for a P visa, the person’s employer is obligated to file a Form I-129, which is a petition for a non-immigrant worker to the United States. The petition must be accompanied by all of the supporting documentation that is required for the visa (which varies depending on specific P-visa type). A fee must also be paid along with the application.

In addition to understanding the application filing process and the documentation that is required, it is also important to understand the rights and limitations under the visa. For example, those seeking a P-1A visa may be able to stay in the United States for a time period that does not exceed five years, whereas those applying forP-3 visa may usually only stay for a time period not exceeding one year. For more information, consult our P visa page.

Our Immigration Lawyers in Tennessee Are Here to Help

If you are an athlete, entertainer, or artist who has questions about traveling to the United States for a specific purpose related to your arts, sports, music, or entertainment event, our lawyers can help. For a consultation about P visas, please call us today or request an appointment by sending us a message.