P-1A Internationally Recognized Athletes, Trainers, and Support Staff
For over 40 years we've guided athletes and trainers from around the world toward achieving their immigration goals. The P-1A classification applies to you if you are coming to the U.S. temporarily to perform at a specific athletic competition as an athlete, individually or as part of a group or team, at an internationally recognized level of performance.
Over the last +45 years our clients competed at all levels of competition around the world, from amature to professional, from elite jockeys to world class kitesurfers. Immigration is constantly changing, and we are here to make sure that you and your supporters can focus on sport while we take care of your paperwork.
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Individual Athletes Eligibility Criteria: You must be coming to the United States to participate in individual event, competition or performance in which you are internationally recognized with a high level of achievement; evidenced by 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.
Athletic Teams Eligibility Criteria: You must be coming to the United States to participate in team events and must have achieved significant international recognition in the sport. The event in which your team is participating must be distinguished and require the participation of athletic teams of international recognition.
Essential Support Personnel and Trainers: Essential Support Personnel who are an integral part of the performance of a P-1 athlete (team) and who perform support services which cannot be readily performed by a U.S. worker, are eligible for P-1 classification. Support personnel may include coaches, scouts, trainers and other team officials and referees.