Entertainer & Talent Visas

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San Diego Entertainer and Talent Visa Attorney

Helping Highly Specialized People and Groups Obtain Visas

The United States makes many types of visas available to people wishing to enter the country, including those for people who are doing specialized work or have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, or athletics. These visas can also extend to people who are assistants or immediate family members of these individuals. The standard for obtaining these visas involves significant recognition in a particular field, and the type of visa that is appropriate to pursue depends largely on an individual or group’s particular circumstances. Anyone considering pursuing a temporary visa based on talent or achievement should contact an experienced immigration law attorney first. Immigration attorney Shannon Blanchard is an experienced advocate who understands the unique needs of her clients, and is dedicated to obtaining the correct visa in the most efficient way possible.

Working to Get You the Visa that Best Fits Your Needs

The most common types of visas that specialized temporary workers obtain are O and P visas. The type that you may be eligible for depends largely on your specific circumstances, and an experienced immigration attorney can help you determine which one best suits your needs.

  • O Visas – O visas are available to people who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or the motion picture or television industry. These visas are also available to assistants or family members of people in these fields or industries. There are several types of O visa available, and the particular type of visa that is appropriate to your situation depends on a variety of factors. In order to be eligible for an O visa, you must have a United States sponsor. In addition, you must be able to show extraordinary ability as well as recognition for that ability. Examples of facts that demonstrate extraordinary ability include national or international recognition, having commanded or command a high salary for your services, performed in a lead role for an organiz
  • ation that has a distinguished reputation, or having attained membership in highly regarded associations that require outstanding achievements of their members.
  • P Visas – P visas may be issued to members of an entertainment group that has been recognized internationally as outstanding in a particular discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time. Certain types of P visas may also be available to individuals, if they are part of culturally unique program or are competing as an athlete. In addition, performs or groups working under a reciprocal exchange program may be eligible for P visas.

The determination of which type of O or P visas you are eligible for is a very fact specific analysis, and the best way to make the process as simple as possible is to retain the services of an experienced immigration attorney. The regulations that apply to O and P visas are very complicated, and having an advocate who understands the way that the process works can greatly simplify the process and get you the visa you need quickly and efficiently.

Contact an  Immigration Attorney for a Consultation

If you are considering applying for an O or P visa, you should contact an experienced immigration law attorney as soon as possible for a consultation. Having the right attorney can save you time and money, and can also ensure that you obtain the right visa. Attorney Shannon Blanchard is a San Diego based attorney who is dedicated to helping people with immigration law issues. To schedule a consultation with Ms. Blanchard, contact our office today at (858) 480-1077. If you would prefer to reach us via email, please fill out the online contact form on the right side of this page.

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