If you are coming to the U.S. to perform, teach, or coach under a reciprocal exchange program or a culturally unique program, you may be eligible for a P-2 or P-3 visa.
P-2: Performer or Group Performing under Reciprocal Exchange Program
The P-2 visa is available for individual and group performers coming to the U.S. to perform as part of a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the U.S. and an organization in another country. Essential support personnel such as trainers or stagehands who are an integral part of the artist’s performance are also eligible for a P-2 visa.
Length of Stay: Initial period is the time needed to complete the event, competition or performance, not to exceed 1 year. Extensions may be granted for increments of up to 1 year in order to continue or complete the event, competition or performance. Continue reading