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P-1 Visa

The P-1 classification applies to an individual coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete, individually or as part of a group or team, at an internationally recognized level of performance.

Our approach to processing P-1 Visas

We generally work with the Petitioner to provide them with an extensive checklist of documents and sample letters required to process a P Petition.

The typical documentation required to process a petition is as follows:

  • A written advisory opinion from an appropriate labor organization
  • A copy of the contract with a major U.S. sports league or team or a contract in an individual sport commensurate with international recognition in the sport, if such contracts are normally utilized in the sport;
  • Copies of evidence of at least two of the following:
  • Significant participation in a prior season with a major United States sports league;
  • Participation in international competition with a national team;
  • Significant participation in a prior season for a U.S. college or university in intercollegiate competition
  • A written statement from an official of the governing body of the sport which details how the alien or team is internationally recognized;
  • A written statement from a member of the sports media or a recognized expert in the sport which details how the alien or team is internationally recognized;
  • The individual or team is ranked, if the sport has international rankings; or
  • The alien or team has received a significant honor or award in the sport.

P-1 For Tennis Professional

Thanks so much for getting my visa sorted out and answering all my questions.
I will refer people to you and thanks once again.
Mike T, USA, E-mail

P-1 Letter

Wow, I cannot believe what you have produced from all the various documents I sent you! Very impressive indeed and I hope the USCIS will think so too.

— Jacqui B.

P-1 Visa (Tennis Player)

I have received the P1 visa and all is fine. I’d just like to Thank you for the effort that went into getting it processed and accepted.
– Mathew S., Walla Walla, NSW, Australia