Are you an international musician or part of an international group of
musicians? Have you been working internationally and would now like to
work in the United States?
An individual musician would need to apply for an O-1 Visa. An O-1 Visa
is a type of nonimmigrant work visa. There are three main things that
an individual must show to qualify for an O-1 Visa:
- The individual musician would need to show USCIS (immigration) that he/she
is an individual with extraordinary ability in the music industry, a type of art.
In addition, the individual would need to demonstrate that he/she has an
employer in the US
The individual must show that he/she has a job offer or proposed work in the US
Group of Musicians/ Music Group
A group of musicians would need to apply for a P-1 Visa. A P-1 Visa is
a type of nonimmigrant work which permits music groups that have obtained
international recognition for being outstanding to come and perform in
the US. Below is a list of requirements that an international music group
must meet in order to qualify for a P-1 Visa.
At least 75 percent of the members of the group must have had a substantial
and sustained relationship with the group for at least one year
The entertainment group must be internationally recognized:
- The group must have a high level of achievement in a field evidenced by
a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that encountered
- The reputation of the group is essential
If you are an international musician or an international group or musicians/music
group and would like to inquire about whether you qualify for one of the
above mentioned work visas, call us today for a free consultation at (562)
464-6934 and speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys.