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B-2 Visa for Athletes

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1. What is the B-2 Visa for Athletes?

This athlete visa is applicable to amateur athletes or a group of athletes who will be temporarily staying in the United States to participate in an athletic event. Note that the applicants should not receive compensation, aside from incidental expenses, under this visa type. Furthermore, the applicants may not be professional athletes. 

The B-2 visa permits such category of athletes to visit the US for pleasure, which includes visiting family or friends or traveling throughout the country. Athletes with B-2 status are eligible to stay in the country for up to six months and, during their stay, they must not engage in productive labor or employment within the country. 

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When applying for an athlete visa, knowing the type of visa you need to apply for and what documents to submit can be a tough challenge. To ensure that you can properly file your visa application, it’s always best to work with an athlete visa lawyer who is knowledgeable in US immigration requirements and laws specifically for athletes.

At Ramchand & Raval, our immigration lawyers can provide you with exceptional legal services to help you navigate the complex world of nonimmigrant visas for athletes. We leverage our over fifteen years of experience in the field to help you properly comply with statutes as well as file and monitor your application. 

Apply for an athlete visa with confidence and peace of mind with the help of our team and get ready to open doors that will advance your athletic career. Take advantage of our firm’s services. Schedule your consultation today.

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