- The applicant must be an artist or entertainer sponsored by a government-promoted reciprocal exchange program
- The applicant must be an artist equal to those of U.S. citizens in skill who participate in the program in the other program country
Family members of P-2 Visa holders can accompany them on a P-4 Dependent nonimmigrant status.
Essential Support Personnel:
Essential support personnel is eligible to apply for P-1 Visa if and only they are vital to the performance of artists and entertainers, and there are no available U.S. workers to replace them. Essential support personnel for artists and entertainers includes stagehands, trainers, or any person who has the necessary knowledge to serve a specific duty.
The duration of a P-2 Visa depends on the time for the visa beneficiaries to complete their events in the United States. However, the initial stay on P-2 cannot exceed a full year.
P-2 beneficiaries can be granted one-year extensions in increments.
Your family is not authorized to work on P-2 status, but they can attend non-academic, vocational studies.
Yes. For this, your new employer needs to file a new Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, just as your previous employer did. You cannot start working for the new employer until your petition is approved.