P-1 Visa Lawyer in New Jersey
Immigration Assistance for Performing Entertainers and Athletes
The P-1 visa classification allows certain athletes, entertainers, and
artists into the United States along with their staff needed for support
of the production. Individual
work visa applicants in the entertainment industry are not eligible for P-1 visas.
Individual athletes are, however, eligible for P-1 visas. For the entertainment
industry, a P-1 visa is issued only for a specific event. Once the event
is over, the visa is no longer valid, although the visa can be good for
about one year.
Individual athletes may be issued P-1 visas for five years and athletic
teams may be issued P-1 visas for a period of six months. These types
of visas are generally easier to get than an
O visa for athletes.
Requirements for P-1 Visas
There is a large quantity of documentation, which must be in the proper
form, required to obtain a P-1 visa. The issues surrounding this area
can quickly become confusing and lead to your desired visa being held
up or even denied. Using the services of a proven
New Jersey immigration attorney to assist you with this short-term visa can make the process simpler and smoother.
The P-1 for athletes requires that the team or individual must be internationally
recognized and renowned in more than one country. For P-1 entertainers,
they also must be internationally recognized, with the added stipulation
that their recognition has been for a sustained and substantial period
of time. Each individual in the group must have been with the group for
at least one year.
Need help with a visa situation in New Jersey?
At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., our New Jersey immigration
attorney has been serving clients throughout the state in all their immigration
needs for over 2 decades. As the federal immigration laws are the same
regardless of which state you are in, we can assist in your immigration
needs wherever you reside in the U.S. If you require assistance in any
family, corporate or citizenship matter, please don't hesitate to
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For effective help with an athlete or entertainer's visa, it is best to
contact a New Jersey immigration lawyer from our offices.