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Visas for Athletes


About P Visas

The P Visa is a work visa for athletes with international merit and who have a contract to perform or compete in the United States.


Basic Requirements

  1. The visa is issued for the specific time that the foreign employer's services are needed. Because of this, a contract with specific dates is generally required. 

  2. This visa generally requires an advisory opinion from peer groups, or experts in the field, that will attest to the athlete's skill. 



  • These visa applications can be processed very fast if the employer choses to file with expedited processing

  • If the foreign employee generally works through an agent, the agent may serve as the applicant

  • Spouses and minor children of the foreign worker may accompany the foreign worker. 


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