Individual Athletes Eligibility Criteria
An individual athlete is eligible for P-1 visa status if coming to the U.S. to compete and train in the sport in which s/he is internationally recognized with a high level of achievement. This must be documented with evidence that the athlete has a level of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered so that the achievement is renowned or well known in more than one country.
Athletic Teams Eligibility Criteria
If an athlete is coming to the U.S. to participate in team events, the athlete must have achieved significant international recognition, and the sport in which your team is participating must be distinguished and require the participation of athletic teams of international recognition.