P Visa for Athletes and Entertainers Law and Legal Definition

The P Visa is a Non-Immigrant Visa which allows certain individuals to work temporarily in the United States. The P Visa includes four classifications: P-1, P-2, P-3 and P-4. The P Visa classification covers foreign nationals that are internationally recognized athletes, artists or entertainers. The spouse and unmarried children of the P Visa holder may also accompany the P Visa holder to the United States during his or her duration of stay. The P Visa allows for individuals that are part of a team or entertainment group to come to the United States and perform for a temporary period. Other classifications under the P Visa cover individuals, who perform, teach or coach in culturally unique programs.