- Applying for Visa
- Duration of Visa
- Family Members of P-3 Visa
The P-3 classification applies to individuals who 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.
You must be entering 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 participate in a cultural event which will further the understanding or development of your art form. The program may be of a commercial or noncommercial nature.
3. Applying for Visa
Interview: As part of the visa application process, an interview at the embassy consular section is required for visa applicants from age 14 through 79. Early visa application is strongly encouraged due to varying waiting times for appointments.
Each applicant for a visitor visa must submit the following forms and documentation:
- Online Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160.
- A passport valid for travel to the U.S. with a validity date of at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the U.S.
- One (1) 2×2 photograph.
Your U.S. employer or sponsoring organization must submit Form I-129, Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker.
Your Form I-129 must include the following documents:
- Written consultation from an appropriate labor organization;
- A copy of the contract 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; and
- Documentation that all of the performances or presentations will be culturally unique events
4. Duration of Visa
- The time needed to complete the event, activity or performance, not to exceed 1 year;
- Exertions will be in Increments of up to 1 year in order to continue or complete the event, activity or performance.
5. Family Members of P-3 Visa
Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may obtain P-4 status. Your dependents may not engage in employment, but may attend school or college.
6. For More Information on P-3 Visas