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P-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required for P-3 petition for essential support foreign national?

A petition for P-3 essential support personnel must be accompanied by a:

  • Consultation from a labor organization with expertise in the area of the P-3 applicant's skill
  • Statement describing the P-3 essential support personnel's prior essentiality, critical skills and experience with the principal P-3
  • Copy of the written contract or a summary of the terms of the oral agreement between the P-3 essential support personnel and the employer

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What are the Consultation requirements for P-3 in a culturally unique program?

Consultation with an appropriate labor organization is required for P-3 petitions involving foreign nationals in culturally unique programs. If the advisory opinion is favorable to the petitioner, it should

  • Evaluate the cultural uniqueness of the P-3 artist or entertainer's skills
  • State whether the events are cultural in nature
  • State whether the event or activity is appropriate for P-3 classification

Note: If the advisory opinion is not favorable to the petitioner, it must also set forth a specific statement of facts which support the conclusion reached in the opinion. In lieu of the above, a labor organization may submit a letter of no objection if it has no objection to the approval of the petition.


Can I bring my dependents on P-3 work visa?

Yes, you may apply for P-4 visa for your spouse and unmarried children below
21 years.

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