P Visa

USCIS Issues Precedent Appeals Decision on P-3 Nonimmigrant Visa Petition

Issuance Based on 2009 Petition by Los Angeles-based Skirball Cultural Center

Released May 15, 2012


WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) today issued a binding precedent decision addressing the term “culturally unique” and its significance in the adjudication of petitions for performing artists and entertainers.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

USCIS Clarifies Requirements For Agents Filing as Petitioners For the O and P Visa Classification

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance on October 7, 2009  to clarify for performing arts associations and their members the regulatory requirements for agents who file as petitioners for the O and P visa classification.

O and P visas apply to non-immigrants with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, or in the motion picture and television field.  O and P petitions may only be filed by a U.S. employer, a U.S. agent, or a foreign employer through a U.S. agent. 


P Visa Services and Fees

The fee schedule for P classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:


1.   Legal fees (for our Office):   $2800 payable at the commencement of the case
2.   Filing fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129):   $460
3.   Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $100



Nonimmigrant Visas: 

New Direct Filing Addresses for L, O, and P Nonimmigrant Petitions for Beneficiaries in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina

USCIS has changed the direct filing addresses for where to file certain forms for beneficiaries who will be working or training in Florida, Georgia, or North Carolina. The changes are as follows: 

Team Notes: 
Immigration Law : 

Australian Musician to perform in US

A "B" visa is appropriate if the artist will not be paid in USA, other than for travel and incidental expense.

Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments and blog on immigration.com

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