P Visas

The following people are admissible to the United States in P status:

1. Athletes who are operating at an internationally recognized level of performance can seek admission into the US either individually or as part of a team to participate in a specific athletic competition.
2. Professional athletes.
3. Athletes or coaches or members of a team or franchise located in the United States that is a member of a foreign league or association of 15 or more amateur sports teams
4. A professional or amateur athlete who performs individually or as part of a group in a theatrical ice skating production.
5. An individual who performs with an entertainment group that is recognized internationally as being outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time. Thus, a superstar rock group would qualify, but a group that has one hit song may not. An entertainer in this classification must have had a sustained and substantial relationship with the group and must provide functions integral to the group.