P-3 Artist Or Entertainer Coming To Be Part Of A Culturally Unique Program Visa
The P-3 classification applies to you if you are coming temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique.
P-3 Visa General Information:
Your U.S. employer or sponsoring organization must submit Form I-129, Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker.
Written consultation from an appropriate labor organization
A copy of the contract between the petitioner and the beneficiary or the summary of the terms of an oral agreement between the petitioner and the beneficiary
An explanation of the event and itinerary
Affidavits, testimonials or letters from recognized experts attesting to the authenticity of your or your group's skills in performing, presenting, coaching or teaching the unique and traditional art forms and giving the credentials of the expert including the basis of his or her knowledge of your or your group’s skills; OR documentation that your or your group’s performance is culturally unique as evidenced by reviews in newspapers, journals or other published materials.
Documentation that all of the performances or presentations will be culturally unique events
Period Of Stay:
Time needed to complete the event, activity or performance, not to exceed 1 year
Extension Of Stay:
Increments of up to 1 year in order to continue or complete the event, activity or performance.
The Form I-129 is used to apply for a change of status, extension of stay or change of employment.
Change Of Employer:
Family Of P-3 Visa Holder:
Essential Support Personnel:
A consultation from an appropriate labor organization
A statement describing the support person’s prior and current essentially, critical skills and experience with the P-3 artist or entertainer
A 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