The P3 visa is a non-immigrant visa which grants temporary residency to foreign nationals to arrive into the U.S. to perform, give lesson or train as artists or performers, alone or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally exceptional.
If you are an artist or entertainer accepted by a U.S. organization to perform under a program that is culturally unique, you may qualify for a P-3 visa (Artists & Entertainers Temporary Work Visa).
Individual or part of a group wishing to join or perform in a culturally unique program. Represent, demonstrate, or train in cultural, folk, musical, ethnic, artistic, or theatrical arts or to act as support personnel to P3 holders.Source: U.S. Department of State
P-3 visas are offered to artists or performers who want to enter into the U.S., either individually or as part of a performing group, to coach, interpret or lead in an event that is considered culturally unique and important. The event may be of either a commercial or noncommercial nature.
The P-3 applicant must be coming to the U.S. to engage in one or more cultural events. the employer will have to submit the following on the applicant’s behalf:
How to apply for P3 Visa?
Your U.S. company/employer, agent, or sponsoring organization have to submit Form I-129, Petition for a Non-Immigrant Worker. For details about the Form I-129, see the Form 1-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
Please note that a petitioner who will be applying as an agent for multiple employers should establish that it is duly approved to act as an agent. The required conditions can be found in the memorandum Requirements for Agents and Sponsors Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classifications. (PDF, 790.07 KB)Source: U.S. Department of State
Your Form I-129 must include the following documents for P3 Visa application:
P3 Visa has many benefits and some limitations. Know some of the facts before you apply: