Reasons For A P Visa Denial

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: March 9, 2020
Reasons For A P Visa Denial

P visas are a temporary nonimmigrant employment visa that is granted to foreign athletes and entertainers. It is also available for spouses and children and support personnel. P visas are a useful tool for athletes and entertainers who want to play or perform in the United States.However, even if you are an athlete or an entertainer, a P visa is not guaranteed. There are some common reasons for a P visa denial.

Insufficient Documentation

In order to qualify for a P visa, an applicant must demonstrate that they are an internationally recognized athlete or an entertainer or artist recognized for excellence in their field. In order to ensure that your P visa application is complete, you must provide evidence that you meet these qualifications. If the evidence and documentation presented is insufficient to meet the standard, then your P visa application may be denied.

Failed To Meet The Eligibility Requirements For The P Visa

Qualifying for a P visa requires that you are an internationally recognized athlete, or an entertainer or artist recognized for excellence. If you are unable to meet these essential requirements, then you will not be eligible for a P visa. In order to enter the United States, you may have to explore other visa options.

Health-Related Complications

Any nonimmigrant applicant who has a communicable disease will not be granted a P visa. In addition, if you are a drug abuser, your application will also be denied. Having a physical or mental disorder that can harm property or society may also be a reason for denial.

Criminal And Related Grounds

If you have been convicted of multiple crimes, you may be ineligible for a P visa. Certain convictions can also result in denial. For example, a conviction for drug trafficking or human trafficking would prevent your entry into the United States and make you ineligible for a P visa.

If you are found ineligible for a P visa, you will be informed of the reason for the denial. In some cases, you may be permitted to submit another application. Hiring an attorney to help you with your visa application can be helpful in ensuring that your application is approved. At Serving Immigrants, Inc., we have the experience and the knowledge to help you put together a complete visa application. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.

Magdalena Cuprys, Esq.

As an immigrant and a refugee herself, attorney Magdalena Cuprys understands how
important, terrifying, and exciting immigrating to America can be. She understands
how important it is to have one’s legal status in order to achieve the American dream.

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