Immigration Law Associates
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P Visa Duration of Stay and Extension

For individual P-1 athletes and support personnel, an initial period of stay can be approved for five years. An extension of stay can be granted for an additional period of five years for a total period of stay not to exceed 10 years.


For all other P nonimmigrants, the initial period of stay can be approved for the time necessary for the specific competition, event, or performance, up to a period of one year. If necessary, P extension can be granted in one-year increments in order to permit the P alien to complete the event listed in the initial petition.

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