Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers
INA § 101(a)(15)(P); 8 CFR §214.2(p)
The P visa is a temporary work visa for foreign-based athletes, artists and entertainers. There are 4 P visa classifications:
- P-1 applies to individual or team athletes, or members of an entertainment group (P-1B) that are internationally recognized. A maximum of 25,000 P visas are issued annually.
- P-2 applies to artists or entertainers who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program.
- P-3 applies to artists or entertainers who perform under a program that is culturally unique.
- P-4 is for the spouse or child of a P-1, P-2, or P-3 alien and who is accompanying, or following to join, the alien.
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