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Elizee Law Firm is a full service immigration law firm. We can guide you through your current immigration issues. Coaches and Essential Support Staff may be eligible to enter the United States under one of several available nonimmigrant categories.

Visa for Coaches and Essential Support Staff

There are many immigration options for coaches and other essential staff who support athletes, artists, and entertainment groups. The following are a list of visas that coaches and essential support staff may be eligible to enter the United States under:

H-1B visa for workers in specific professions. This visa will permit an athlete to work for an U.S. company in a position that normally requires a university degree. Sometimes this visa will work for an athlete who wants to work as a coach or instructor, but not always. This visa is issued for up to three years and is renewable for a second three-year period.

O-1 visa for aliens with extraordinary ability. To qualify, the coach must show he or she has received sustained national or international acclaim and recognition for achievement as a coach. Usually it is not enough for a coach to show extraordinary ability as an athlete, the coach must show extraordinary ability as a coach. This visa is issued for up to three years.

O-2 accompanying alien visa.This visa can be issued to a person who will assist the performance of O-1 alien, such as a coach, manager, agent, or other essential support staff.

P-1S essential support worker. This visa can be issued to a person who will assist the performance of a P-1 alien, such as a manager, agent, or coach.

P-3 visa for culturally unique performers/Q-1 visa for participates in cultural exchange programs. If the coach instructs athletes in a sport in which his or her country or culture is particularly renowned, then the coach can sometimes qualify for a P-3 or Q-1 visa to teach that sport in the U.S. The Q-1 visa is valid one time for 15 months.

Elizee Law Firm is full service immigration law firm. We can guide you and your family through your current immigration case. Our staff is fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Contact us at (305) 371-8846.

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Elizee Law Firm, P.A., is a Miami-based law firm focused on immigration and family law cases. Our mission is to provide our clients with quality service, client-focused counseling, and aggressive, zealous and ethical representation. As a client of Elizee Law Firm, P.A., you will receive personal and dedicated service. Your case will be handled with great care. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your file and supporting documents to build a strong and effective case designed to achieve your goals.

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