The P-1 classification applies to you if you are coming to the U.S. temporarily to: A) (P-1A) 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; or B) (P1-B) if you are coming to the United States temporarily to perform as a member of an entertainment group that has been recognized internationally as outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time. For athletes, you must be coming to the United States to participate in individual event, competition or performance, in which you are internationally recognized with a high level of achievement; evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered so that the achievement is renowned, leading or well known in more than one country OR you must be coming to the United States to participate in team events and must have achieved significant international recognition in the sport. The event in which your team is participating must be distinguished and require the participation of athletic teams of international recognition. For entertainment groups, at least 75 percent of the members of your group must have had a substantial and sustained relationship with the group for at least one year. Your entertainment group must be internationally recognized, having a high level of achievement in a field evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered. The reputation of the group, not the individual achievements of its members or the acclaim of a particular production, is essential. Please note this visa type is NOT for individual entertainers not performing as part of a group. An O-1 visa would be more appropriate in these cases. To come to the United States your U.S. employer must file a Form I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant Worker, accompanied by the appropriate fee and supporting documentation. It is also possible to have an agent sponsor you and we can provide that information on a case by case basis. We will help to put the entire application and supporting documentation together.