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P3 Visa

P3 Visa Details

The P3 visa is designated for teachers and coaches coming temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique

Teachers and coaches who wish to qualify for the visa must show the following:

  • A written consultation from an appropriate labor organization;
  • Documentation from recognized experts attesting to the authenticity of the alien's or group's skills in performing, presenting, coaching or teaching the unique and traditional art forms;
  • Documentation that all of the performances or presentations will be culturally unique events; and
  • Documentation that the performance of the alien or group is culturally unique.

Spouses and children of the P3 visa holder may obtain a P4 visa to enter and remain in the US. The P4 visa holder may attend school but if he or she wishes to work, he or she must change his or her status to obtain a work visa.

For whom is a P3 Visa appropriate?

Artists and entertainers entering the US to perform in or coach a culturally unique program and their support personnel

What are the requirements for obtaining an P3 Visa?

A P3 classification applies to an alien artist or entertainer who is coming temporarily to the United States, either individually or as part of a group, or as an integral part of the performance of the group, to perform, teach, or coach under a commercial or noncommercial program that is culturally unique.

Does The Messersmith Law Firm handle these types of cases?

Yes, we take all types of immigration cases and represent clients worldwide. Here is a short sample of our recently approved petitions.

Latest News About P3 Visa

May 15, 2012  USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Defines “Culturally Unique” in the Context of P-3 Petitions

October 28, 2009  USCIS Clarifies Requirements for Agents to Petition for the O and P visas

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