The P-3 visa is similar to the P-1 and P-2 visas, in that it is meant for athletes, artists, or entertainers who are coming to the U.S. for a specific event in their field.
Specifically, the P-3 visa is for individuals who are coming to the U.S. to perform, teach, or coach in their specific area of expertise. The activity must be “culturally unique”, meaning that it will advance or further the understanding of the applicant’s art form.
The P-3 visa allows its holder to travel freely within the United States, and to travel outside the U.S. and reenter.
A P-3 visa typically lasts one year, but may be extended. A P-3 visa holder is allowed to participate in part time studies while in the U.S.
The holder of a P-3 visa may also bring a spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to the U.S. on a P-4 visa. They are allowed to stay as long as the P-3 visa lasts, but are not allowed to work while in the country.
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Last Modified: 08-06-2012 04:21 PM PDT