The United States has always been a top destination for artists, athletes, and entertainers from around the world. From amateurs to professionals, to the world famous, they are all eager to show off their star skills to the American audience. Acting as ambassadors of their nations and representatives of their craft, foreign artists and entertainers coming to the US facilitate exchange of ideas and traditions, and in the process enrich both societies. The United States has always welcomed entertainers and artists from every genre.
Each nonimmigrant US artist, athlete visa option and entertainer visa option has its own applicability, advantages and limitations. For the benefit of artists, athletes and entertainers, as well as their employers and/or agents, we present a snapshot of the most frequently used US visas that would allow them to come to the US temporarily and perform or exhibit their work.