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Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez 4th Fight!


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 one country.

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.