Support Personnel

This category applies to accompanying support staff members who are highly skilled foreign citizens. These staff or crew members should be coming temporarily as an essential and integral part of the competition or performance of a P1, P2, or P3. Essential support personnel must perform support services which cannot be readily performed by a U.S. worker..

Do I qualify as a P1, P2 or P3 Support Personnel?

The US sponsoring organization, after determining your qualification, files a petition on your behalf. The petition must be filed in together with the petition for a P2 artist or entertainer by a U.S. employer and must be filed with:

§ A written consultation with a labor organization in the skill in which the foreigner will be involved;
§ A statement describing the foreigner’s prior and current essentiality, critical skills and experience with the principal alien;
§ A copy of any written contract between the employer and the alien or a summary of the terms of the oral agreement under which the foreigner will be employed.