P-3 Artist or Entertainer Coming to Be Part of a Culturally Unique Program
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.
For a P-3 visa, you must be coming to the United States either individually or as a group for the purpose of developing, interpreting, representing, coaching, or teaching a unique or traditional ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical, or artistic performance or presentation. In addition, you must be coming to the United States to participate in a cultural event or events which will further the understanding or development of your art form. The program may be of a commercial or noncommercial nature.
Your U.S. employer or sponsoring organization must submit Form I-129, Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker.
Please note that a petitioner who will be filing as an agent for multiple employers must establish that it is duly authorized to act as an agent.
Your Form I-129 must include the following documents:
Note: If the events or performances will take place in multiple areas, an itinerary must be submitted. The itinerary must list the dates and locations of the events.
Period of Stay/Extension of Stay
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 Holders
Essential Support Personnel
The U.S. employer must file a separate Form I-129 for support personnel. The petition must include the following documents:
Last updated: 03/23/2010
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