Immigration

It is important for artists and entertainers, as well as their employers and/or agents, to understand the various options they may have, and any problems or issues that may arise. At Meehle & Jay, we will guide you through the entire immigration process and help you build the best case possible.

Coming to the United States as an artist, entertainer, or business owner brings exciting opportunities. In order to take advantage of this prosperous U.S. market, the first (and arguably the most important) step is to secure the right work visa. In this increasingly anti-immigration climate, it has become significantly more difficult, complicated and frustrating for foreign individuals to exhibit, perform, and work in the United States. The immigration laws, regulations, and policies are multifaceted and complex, and even a small mistake can have detrimental consequences on future applications. Our team is well equipped to provide legal and strategic advice to determine the appropriate visa for you.

Our office provides immigrant and non-immigrant visa services including, but not limited to:

  • O-1 Visas for Artists, Entertainers & Others of Extraordinary Ability
  • P-1 Visas for Athletes & Entertainers
  • P-2 Visas for Reciprocal Exchange Programs
  • P-3 Visas for Culturally Unique Entertainers
  • B-1 Visas for Temporary Visitors for Business
  • H-1B Visas for Specialty Workers
  • E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors
  • E-3 Visas for Australians
  • L-1 Visas for Intracompany Transfers
  • TN Visas for Canadians & Mexicans
  • Employment-Based Green Cards
  • Family-Based Green Cards

It is important for artists and entertainers, as well as their employers and/or agents, to understand the various options they may have, and any problems or issues that may arise. At Meehle & Jay, we will guide you through the entire immigration process and help you build the best case possible.

Want to learn more about immigration law? Follow us on Facebook to learn about our upcoming events and visit our Resources page for articles, videos, and podcasts.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Meehle & Jay and Suzanne have been our counsel for Echo Interaction Group since the inception of our company. Her guidance has gone above and beyond the typical small tech business attorney and she's become a trusted advisor to our firm. Her knowledge of small business legal needs and specifically in the technology and startup world have been crucial to the growth of our company.

Carlos Carbonell, CEO, Echo Interaction Group

I couldn't be happier with my decision to hire Meehle & Jay as our entertainment attorneys!  When you deal with a lot of people, it's critical for a business to have all of their i's dotted and their t's crossed, and it's huge relief to know that Meehle & Jay is doing that for us.

Rob Henlon, Fierce Entertainment 

I use Meehle & Jay to represent my Event Planning Business and they are nothing short of phenomenal. Not only do I get email reminders to make sure I am staying on top of my legal priorities, the professional advice they have offered me, in conjunction with their legal expertise, makes me feel confident that I can do business competitively while still having my assets and reputation protected.  A class act all the way around.

Michelle Widmer, Founder & Director of Events, The Empress Table

Davey Jay handles all our company's copyrights. Excellent knowledge and response time, highly recommend this firm.

Rodney E. Luke, President, Luke Brothers Custom Homes

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