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Do I Qualify for the "Culturally Unique" Requiremrnt of the P-3 Visa Application?

Hi William,

I am a
folk dancer and seeking P-3 visa to perform in U.S. during the summer. Do I qualify for the "culturally unique" requiremrnt of the P-3 visa application?


There are a number of different visa options available to artists and entertainers to perform in the U.S. The P-3 visa is available to both groups and individuals for the purpose of developing, interpreting, representing, coaching, or teaching a
culturall unique ethnic, folk, cultural, musical, theatrical, or artistic performance or presentation.

USCIS views “cultural unique” as synonymous with traditional or historically tied to a particular culture in some fashion. This means artists qualifying for P-3 visas primarily practice some type of traditional art form. This includes varied acts as folk dancers, bagpipers, acrobats, kabuki performers, flamenco dancers, chanson singer, or bharatanatyam dancers. P-3 performers can often trace the history of their art form back hundreds and even thousands of years, but that is not always the case.

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