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P Visa Immigration Attorney

Are you an artist, athlete, or entertainer seeking to enter the United States with a P Visa? North County Immigration is your trusted partner in San Diego, California. Our dedicated P Visa immigration lawyers are here to simplify the complex visa process, ensuring you have the best chance of success.

As experienced P Visa attorneys, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with international engagements in entertainment, athletics, and performance. Whether you’re participating in a cultural event, a sports competition, or a performance tour in the U.S., we can assist you in obtaining the appropriate visa to achieve your professional goals.

At North County Immigration, our team of expert immigration attorneys specialize in providing tailored solutions for your specific needs. We’re committed to guiding you through the intricacies of immigration law, making the process as smooth as possible, and giving you the best chance to obtain your P Visa.

With our in-depth knowledge and experience in P Visa immigration law, we’ve helped countless individuals and groups secure their P Visas. Our success is a testament to our dedication to your immigration needs.

Dedicated P Visa Legal Team Unmatched By Any Other Firm

If you need a P Visa, North County Immigration has you covered. Our vast experience and proven track record ensure that your artistic, athletic, or entertainment endeavors will receive the best representation you can hope for. We specialize in obtaining visas for performers, athletes, and professionals in various cultural and entertainment sectors.

Combining Anna Hysell’s immigration expertise and government insight with the rest of our incredible team, North County Immigration’s P visa clients receive the highest caliber of representation. No other immigration law firm can provide such a comprehensive offering of in-house business skillsets, including business plan development, market analysis, expert evaluations, and more. North County Immigration’s immigration division’s success rate speaks for itself.

What is a P Visa?

A P Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States for individuals wishing to enter the country for performance, competition, or cultural purposes. This visa allows athletes, artists, and entertainers to engage in various activities related to their profession or occupation but does not permit them to be employed outside of their specific activities in the U.S. Typical activities covered under a P Visa include:

Performing in Events or Competitions: Participation in performances, athletic competitions, or cultural events as part of a recognized group or as an individual.

Tours and Shows: Performing in scheduled events, tours, or shows, whether as an individual artist or part of a group.

Cultural Exchanges: Engaging in cultural exchange programs that promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and the applicant’s home country.

Training and Coaching: Providing coaching or training services as part of a cultural or athletic exchange program.

Support Personnel: Accompanying essential support personnel, such as coaches, trainers, or other team members, necessary for the performance or competition.

Collaborative Projects: Participating in collaborative projects or performances with U.S. organizations or artists.

Applicants for a P Visa must demonstrate that they have a residence in a foreign country they have no intention of abandoning and that their visit to the United States will be temporary and for specific performance or competition purposes only. Additionally, they need to provide evidence of their professional intentions, such as contracts, invitation letters, or event schedules, as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their stay.

It’s essential to understand the specific eligibility requirements, application processes, and limitations for this type of visa. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is often a wise step to ensure a successful application.

Types of P Visas Available in CA

The P Visa category includes several specific visa types designed for different kinds of performers, athletes, and entertainers. Here are the main types of P Visas:

P-1A Visa (Internationally Recognized Athlete): This visa is for athletes coming to the U.S. to compete at an internationally recognized level, either individually or as part of a team. The athlete must demonstrate a high level of achievement in their sport, evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered.

P-1B Visa (Member of an Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group): This visa is for individuals coming to the U.S. to perform as a member of an entertainment group that has been recognized internationally for a sustained and substantial period. At least 75% of the group’s members must have had a substantial relationship with the group for at least one year.

P-2 Visa (Artist or Entertainer Under a Reciprocal Exchange Program): This visa is for artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, coming to the U.S. to perform under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the U.S. and an organization in another country. The exchange program must be similar in terms of caliber of artists, terms of employment, and duration of the exchange.

P-3 Visa (Artist or Entertainer Coming to Be Part of a Culturally Unique Program): This visa is for artists or entertainers coming to the U.S., either individually or as part of a group, to perform, teach, or coach under a program that is culturally unique. The program must be aimed at furthering the understanding or development of the art form.

P-4 Visa (Dependents): The P-4 visa is for the spouses and children of P-1, P-2, and P-3 visa holders. They may accompany the primary visa holder to the U.S. but are not permitted to work while in the country.

Each type of P Visa has specific eligibility requirements and application processes. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney can help ensure that applicants meet the necessary criteria and submit a complete and accurate application.

California P Visa Immigration Lawyer

Ready to take the next step in your business journey? Contact North County Immigration today to schedule a case consultation with our skilled P Visa attorneys. Let us help you achieve your business goals in the United States. Your path to success begins here.

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What Sets Us Apart

Former Government Attorney

Attorney Anna M. Hysell is a former Government attorney for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Winning Complex Cases

We think like the interviewing officer or opposing government lawyer. We have earned a reputation for taking on and winning complicated immigration cases. 

Experienced Litigation Team

In a field with rampant fraud and incompetence, where many are taken advantage of, our experienced team protects the rights of our clients, ensuring that each receives fair and just treatment.

Commitment To Helping

We strive to listen to our client’s and minimize their stress. We work each day to ensure our client matters are handled properly and communicate the progress at the different stages of the matter.

Upfront Review Process

During your consultation, a full analysis is made including a review of all relevant documentation. The weaknesses in the case and how to overcome them are determined, as well as what evidence will be necessary and what the most efficient way is for the client to get the results they want.

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The Law Offices of Anna M. Hysell is one of the top civil rights firms in the San Diego area. We strategically design our lawsuits to have an impact from the start and are not afraid to take on the most challenging cases. Our goal is to always achieve justice for our clients.

Case Results

Successful Deportation Defense for a Military Family

NCI helped a client with a prior successfully avoid deportation on the grounds of hardship as the defendant’s children’s mother was deployed.

Successful Asylum Claim from the Ukraine War

NCI helped an asylee seeking to escape the devastation and heartbreak caused by the unprovoked actions of the Putin Invasion of Ukraine.

B-2 Visa Extensions Granted to Keep a Family Together

NCI was able to get 6-month extensions approved for 2 minors to stay with their ill father in the United States while he undergoes medical treatment.

Removal Stopped

NCI was able to halt the removal of a Brazilian national that was scheduled to be deported out of Houston International on the grounds of due process violations.

Reunification of an Escondido Family

NCI successfully helped an Escondido woman and her mother overcome some legal challenges and gain immigration status, allowing them to reunite.

Removal Order Rescinded

NCI was able to help rescind a removal order for our client who had the unfortunate luck of previously receiving poor counsel. 

P Visa Attorney FAQs

What is a P Visa and who is eligible for it?

A P Visa is a non-immigrant visa for internationally recognized athletes, artists, and entertainers who wish to enter the United States to perform, compete, or participate in culturally unique programs. Eligibility varies based on the specific type of P Visa (P-1A, P-1B, P-2, P-3), but generally requires demonstrating a high level of achievement or participation in a recognized exchange or culturally unique program.

How long can I stay in the U.S. on a P Visa?

The duration of stay on a P Visa varies based on the type of P Visa and the length of the event, competition, or performance. Generally, P Visa holders can stay for the duration of their event, competition, or performance, with the possibility of extensions. For example, P-1A athletes can stay up to five years, while P-1B entertainers can stay up to one year, both with potential extensions.

What is the difference between the different types of P Visas?

The primary difference between the types of P Visas lies in the nature of the applicant’s profession and the purpose of their visit. P-1A is for internationally recognized athletes, P-1B is for members of internationally recognized entertainment groups, P-2 is for artists and entertainers in reciprocal exchange programs, and P-3 is for artists and entertainers in culturally unique programs.

What activities are permitted under a P Visa?

Activities permitted under a P Visa include performing in events, competitions, or tours, participating in cultural exchange programs, providing coaching or training, and engaging in collaborative projects. The specific activities allowed depend on the type of P Visa granted.

What documentation is required to apply for a P Visa?

To apply for a P Visa, applicants must provide evidence of their qualifications and achievements, contracts or invitation letters, an itinerary of events, proof of a foreign residence, and other supporting documentation specific to their visa category. Additionally, a U.S. employer or sponsoring organization must file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, on behalf of the applicant.

How can North County Immigration assist with my P Visa application?

North County Immigration can assist with your P Visa application by providing expert legal advice, preparing and submitting the necessary forms and documentation, and representing you throughout the application process. Our experienced attorneys can help ensure your application is complete and meets all eligibility requirements, increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Can a P Visa holder bring family members to the U.S.?

Yes, P Visa holders can bring their spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the U.S. on P-4 Visas. P-4 dependents may accompany the primary visa holder but are not permitted to work while in the country.