P-1, P-2, and P-3

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There are three categories of P Visas:

P-1:   Individual or Team Athlete, or Member of an Entertainment Group.  A person who performs either as an athlete in an athletic competition or as a person who is a member of an entertainment group may be eligible for the P-1 category.  This category requires an internationally established level of performance, and includes support persons providing essential services to the performer(s).

P-2:  Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group).  Performance under a reciprocal exchange program between organizations in the U.S. and another country is required for the P-2 visa.  This classification also includes support persons providing essential services to the performer(s).

P-3:  Artist or Entertainer (Individual or Group).  Person(s) who will perform, teach or coach in a culturally unique program or in a performance that is traditionally ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical or artistic may be eligible for the P-3 category.  The P-3 visa also includes support persons providing essential services to the performer(s).

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