The P-2 classification applies to you if you are coming temporarily to perform as an artist or entertainer, individually or as part of a group, who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program between an organization in the United States and an organization in another country.
You must be an artist entering the United States through a government recognized reciprocal exchange program. In addition, you must possess skills comparable to those of the United States artists and entertainers taking part in the program outside the United States.
Period of Stay/Extension of Stay
Initial Period of Stay
Extension of Stay
|Time needed to complete the event, competition or performance, not to exceed 1 year||Increments of up to 1 year in order to continue or complete the event, competition or performance.|
Family of P-2 Visa Holders
Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may obtain P-4 status. Your dependents may not engage in employment, but may attend school or college.