Tomorrow, Saturday, December 8, 2012, international boxers Manny Pacquiao
and Juan Manuel Marquez are scheduled to fight their fourth demanded bout.
The fight is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It is a very rare case when two international boxers are scheduled to fight
a fourth fight. Thus, this fight was scheduled to satisfy Pacquiao and
Marquez, the fans, and the press. In addition, this fight was scheduled
in the same location it was scheduled all three previous times, in Las
Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
It is no secret that Pacquiao was born in the Philippines and Marquez was
born in Mexico. Irrespective of their immigration status today, it can
be said that at least at one time in both of their lives, they each required
a work visa in order to be able to train and participate in their scheduled
fights in the United States.
Have you ever wondered what type of work visa is required or was required
by someone like Pacquiao or Marquez?
Someone like Pacquiao and Marquez would need to apply for and obtain a
P-1A visa in order to be able to participate in a scheduled fight in the
United States. A P-1A visa is a work visa that allows individual athletes
to come to the United States temporarily to perform at a specific athletic
competition as an athlete at an internationally recognized level.
The beneficiary must be coming to the United States to participate in an
individual event, competition or performance. The individual must be internationally
recognized with a high level of achievement. This high level of achievement
can be measured by documents showing that the individual has a degree
of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered
so that the achievement is renowned, leading or well known in more than
It is no secret that someone like Pacquiao and Marquez can easily meet
the above mentioned requirements for the P1-A visa. However, other international
boxers who are not quite as renowned as Pacquiao or Marquez may still
qualify for a P-1A visa. Our office can help determine whether the evidence
and documents an individual boxer has would qualify the individual in
obtaining a P-1A visa.
If you are an individual international boxer and would like to obtain or
renew a P-1A visa, please call our office for a free consultation at (562)
464-6934. We have a 100% approval rate when it comes to obtaining P1-A
visas for international boxers. We know what it takes to get your P1-A
visa approved by USCIS. Call us today for your free consultation.