1. What is P-2 visa?
The P-2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign troupes or bands to enter into the U.S. and perform as part of an exchange program.
2. How do I qualify for P-2 visa?
To qualify for P-2 visa, you must be coming temporarily to the U.S. to perform as an entertainer or artist. You may be coming as:
- Part of a group, or
- Individually as part of a reciprocal exchange
3. What privileges do I enjoy on P-2 visas?
On P-2 visa, you may:
- Enter the U.S. and perform for payment or prize money
- Engage in part time study
- Apply for visas for accompanying essential support personnel
- Apply for P-4 visas for dependents
4. What are the limitations of P-2 visa?
The limitations of P-2 visa are:
- You may work for multiple employers, however, each employer must file a separate Form I-129
- P-2 programs must be reciprocal in nature
- Dependents are allowed to stay in the U.S. with you, but may not work
5. How long can I stay in the U.S. on P-2 work visa?
You may be allowed to stay in the U.S. for up to one year on P-2 visa.