The P-3 visa is designated for teachers and coaches coming temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique
- A written consultation letter from an appropriate labor organization/union;
- Documentation from recognized experts attesting to the authenticity of the foreign national’s or group’s skills in performing, presenting, coaching or teaching the unique and traditional art forms;
- Documentation that all of the performances or presentations will be culturally unique events; and
- Documentation that the performance of the foreign national or group is culturally unique.
Spouses and children of the P-3 visa holder may obtain a P-4 visa to enter and remain in the US. The P-4 visa holder may attend school but if he or she wishes to work, he or she must change his or her status to obtain a work visa.
Artists and entertainers entering the US to perform in or coach a culturally unique program and their support personnel
A P-3 classification applies to a foreign artist or entertainer who is coming temporarily to the United States, either alone or as part of a group, or as an integral part of the performance of the group, to perform, teach, or coach under a commercial or noncommercial program that is culturally unique.