The P-2 visa is for artists and entertainers who are entering the U.S. temporarily to participate in a cultural exchange program. It is reserved for participants in programs organized between the government of the United States, and the government of the applicant’s native country.
The applicant must submit a written consultation by an appropriate labor organization, and a copy of the exchange agreement between the government of the United States and his or her native country.
A P-2 visa is valid for the time required to complete the event which was the purpose of entering the U.S. in the first place. It usually does not exceed 1 year, however.
There are no travel restrictions with a P-2 visa, and the visa holder is allowed to participate in part time study.
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Last Modified: 10-24-2012 02:44 PM PDT