How long does it take to process a P1 visa and can you have a job while under the status of P1?

Asked on November 19, 2014 under Immigration Law, Colorado


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

it can take several months to get the P1 petition approved by USCIS.  Until it is approved and you are granted the status of P1, you are not permitted to work unless you have another underlying nonimmigrant status that allows employment.

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