P-1 Internationally Recognized Athlete, Entertainment Group, or Essential Support Personnel

General Information

  • Individuals in the United States as internationally recognized athletes competing individually or as part of a team, or individuals performing as part of an entertainment group that has been internationally recognized, and their essential support

Type(s) of Payment Allowed

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Employment

May be employed “incidental to status” only by the petitioning employer or agency through whom the status was obtained.  Contact your divisional payroll office for further information.

Honorarium

May be paid an honorarium by the UW only if the UW is on the official/approved USCIS itinerary as a visiting site.  Copy of the official/approved USCIS itinerary must be provided and attached to the payment request form.  If the petition was submitted by an agent on behalf of several employers, each entity must have been included on the itinerary at the time of USCIS‘s approval of the application.  If visa holder is a member of a group, he or she may not perform services separate from that group.

Out of Pocket Expenses (Travel)

Travel reimbursement allowed to be paid

Special Conditions/Requirements

  • Study Restrictions: May engage in incidental study while maintaining P status.
  • Employment/Honorarium Restrictions: May be employed “incidental to status” only by the petitioning employer or agency through whom the status was obtained. If the petition was submitted by an agent on behalf of several employers, each entity must have been included on the itinerary at the time of USCIS’s approval of the application. If visa holder is a member of a group, he or she may not perform services separate from that
  • Out-of-pocket: Allowed

Required Documents Summary