P-2 Individual Performer Or Part Of A Group Entering To Perform Under A Reciprocal Exchange Program Visa
The P-2 classification applies to you if you are coming temporarily to perform as an artist or entertainer, individually or as part of a group, who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the United States and an organization in another country.
P-2 Visa General Information:
In order for you to qualify for a P-2 Visa, a sponsoring labor organization in the United States, or your U.S. employer must file Form I-129, Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker.
Written consultation by an appropriate labor organization
Copy of the formal reciprocal exchange agreement between the sponsoring U.S. organization(s) and the organization(s) in a foreign country which will receive the United States artist or entertainer
Statement from the sponsoring organization describing the reciprocal exchange of United States artists or entertainers as it relates to the specific petition for which classification is sought
Evidence that you and the U.S. artist or entertainer subject to the reciprocal exchange agreement are artists with comparable skills and that the terms and conditions of employment are similar
Evidence that an appropriate labor organization in the United States was involved in negotiating, or has concurred with, the reciprocal exchange of U.S. and foreign artists or entertainers.
Applying For A Visa At A U.S. Embassy Or Consulate:
Once the visa petition is approved, you can apply at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
Period Of Stay:
Time needed to complete the event, competition or performance, not to exceed 1 year
Extension Of Stay:
Increments of up to 1 year in order to continue or complete the event, competition or performance.
Change Of Employer:
Family Of P-2 Visa Holders:
Essential Support Personnel:
Consultation from an appropriate labor organization
Statement describing the support person’s prior and current essentially, critical skills and experience with the P-2 artist or entertainer
Copy of a written contract between the employer and the support person or a summary of the terms of the oral agreement under which the support person will be employed.
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