In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the P-1A visa for internationally recognized athletes.
The P-1A visa is suitable for internationally acclaimed athletes coming to the United States for the purpose of performing temporarily at an athletic competition or as part of an internationally acclaimed group or team.
To succeed in obtaining this visa, you must be able to provide evidence that you are internationally recognized in your particular field or sport. This can be demonstrated by showing significant honors or awards in your sport, international media coverage, evidence that your competitors are internationally recognized, evidence that you command a high degree of esteem within your sport etc.
The athlete must be coming to the United States to compete at a major event that is internationally recognized within that sport.
The P-1A visa is issued for the period of time necessary to complete the specific competition, event, or performance.
This is a great visa for individuals who compete regularly in the United States and are well known in their field.
Please contact our office to determine whether the P-1A visa is suitable for you.