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P-1 Visa For Internationally Recognized Performance Groups

P1 Visa For
Internationally Recognized Performance Groups

The P1 visa is available to members of an internationally recognized entertainment group. The P1Visa classification is applicable only to members of foreign-based entertainment groups, not individual entertainers.


The P1 alien must be coming to perform. P1 Visa classification is not appropriate for entertainers coming primarily to take part in other activities such as promotions and non-performing guest appearances. P-1 Visa talent can do promotional work, however, it must be related to an actual event in which they are going to perform in the United States.


There is a P1S visa that is available to support personnel such as sound technicians, managers, and other behind the scenes workers that provide essential services to P1 performers.


To qualify for a P1B visa, the applicant must meet the following criteria: 


1.    Be part of a performance group (2 or more people), and not an individual performer.


2.    75% of group members must be with the group for 1 year or more (though this requirement may be waivable in some circumstances)


3.    Proof that the group has won or been nominated for a significant international award OR that the group meets 3 of the following criteria:


  • Evidence that the group has performed, and will perform, as a starring or leading entertainment group in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications, contracts, or endorsements;


  • Evidence that the group has achieved international recognition and acclaim for outstanding achievement in its field as evidenced by reviews in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other published material;


  • Evidence that the group has performed, and will perform, services as a leading or starring group for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials;


  • Evidence that the group has a record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes, as evidenced by such indicators as ratings; standing in the field; box office receipts; record, cassette, or video sales; and other achievements in the field as reported in trade journals, major newspapers, or other publications;


  • Evidence that the group has achieved significant recognition for achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies, or other recognized experts in the field. Such testimonials must be in a form that clearly indicates the author's authority, expertise, and knowledge of the alien's achievements; or


  • Evidence that the group has either commanded a high salary or will command a high salary or other substantial remuneration for services comparable to other similarly situated in the field as evidenced by contracts or other reliable evidence.

What documents can a performance group provide to meet these criteria?


Lead and Starring Role in Distinguished Productions or Events

  • Press about the group’s past performances at specific events

  • Advertising or promotional materials with the group’s name or image on them


National or International Recognition

  • Articles discussing the group’s awards, nominations, or other recognition

  • Each article must include English translation (if not in English), name of publication, name of article, date of publication, name of the author

  • Must provide circulation figures/viewership statistics for each publication along with background information about the publication


Lead and Critical Roles for Distinguished Organization

  • Press about the group’s past work with specific companies or organizations

  • Letters from former supervisors/colleagues attesting to the group’s duties and critical role within the organizations


Critical Acclaim and Commercial Success

  • Articles discussing the group’s awards, nominations, or other recognition; and/or

  • Articles stating box office figures, strong TV ratings information, sales information, sold out performances


Significant Recognition From Organizations Or Industry Experts

  • Proof of award/nominations or other recognition from organizations

  • Letters discussing the group’s awards, nominations, unique traits and any other achievements

  • Letters must come from “industry experts” with strong credentials in the industry

  • Letters must be accompanied with background information about the writers


High Salary

  • Comparative information about earnings in the group’s field in their home country

  • Past or future contracts showing an income that is in the top 10% of earnings according to US Dept of Labor (ask an attorney)

  • Contracts or Pay stubs showing the group earned a high salary

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