P-1 - Internationally Recognized Athlete Or Member Of An Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group

P-1A classification is designed for individuals temporarily coming to the U.S. to perform at an athletic internationally recognized competition as an athlete, individually or as part of a group or team.

Individual Athlete will be allowed an initial stay for the time needed to complete a competition or performance but not exceeding 5 years. In order to complete the competition or performance stay may be extended for up to additional 5 years.

Athletic Group will be allowed an initial stay for the time needed to complete a competition or performance but not exceeding 1 year.Increments of up to 1 year in order to complete the competition or performance may be allowed.

Essential Support Personnel will be allowed an initial stay for the time to complete an event, activity, or performance but not exceeding 1 year. In order to complete the competition or performance stay may be extended for up to additional 5 years.

P-1B classification is designed for individuals coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform as a member of an entertainment group that has been recognized internationally as outstanding for a substantial period of time.

At least 75% of the group members must have had a substantial and sustained relationship with the group for at least 1 year.

The entertainment group must be internationally recognized, having a high level of achievement evidenced by recognition substantially above the ordinarily encountered. The reputation of the group, not the individual achievements of its members, is essential.

Qualified applicants will be allowed to the U.S. for the time needed to complete the event or performance but not exceeding 1 year. Increments of up to 1 year in order to complete the competition or performance may be allowed.

P-1A’s and P-1B’s spouse and unmarried children under 21 may obtain P-4 status. They may not engage in employment but may attend school or college.

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