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Esports Immigration Services

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USA Sports visas, P-1 Visa, esports visas , sports immigration , sports immigration attorney, O-1 Visa

Queen City Immigration  Law is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based full-service immigration law firm that focuses on the strategic needs of esports athletes, teams, leagues, tournaments, and professionals from all over the world. Our firm specializes in purposeful, intelligent and thorough representation in P-1, P-1A, and employment based green card visa categories for esports professionals looking for work authorization in the United States. We also advocate for esports business professionals with United States employment and investment based visa solutions.  Our immigration attorneys services and advocate for esports visas, esports visas issues, esport athlete visas, esports P-1, O-1, and green card visa categories for esports professionals. Using information such esports games played, esports earnings, esports teams, and for exceptional service to the community, we have attorneys and staff with fluency in French, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Polish languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.

 

➤ LOCATION

Charlotte Office

222 S. Church St. #100

Charlotte, NC 28202

Cleveland Office

815 Superior Ave #1225

Cleveland, OH 44114

☎ CONTACT

info@qcilaw.com

Office Line

704-500-2045

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Visas for Esports Teams

These visas are appropriate for international and domestic esports teams that have internationally recognized players. Successful petitions require that the esport beneficiaries have international recognition and a contract with a team, agent, or esports league.

  • P-1: Permits the esports athlete to live and work in the U.S. for up to five years in order to compete in the sport and be paid for training. Petitions for multiple beneficiaries can be appropriate for a esports athletes on the same team

  • O-1: Appropriate for esports athletes with extraordinary ability that have sustained acclaim and recognition as an esport athlete in their game of choice. This visa is typically issued for up to three years

  • B-1/B-2: up to 180 days for esports athletes not receiving compensation

  • EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Visas Immigrant visas that have potential for permanent residency and may require national interest waiver or a labor certification

Visas for Esports Athletes

These visas are appropriate for esports athletes for a specific purpose, looking to work for US employer, or utilizing an United States based agent to receive work authorization in the United States to compete in esports opportunities.

P-1: Permits the esports athlete to live and work in the U.S. for up to five years in order to compete in the sport and be paid for training. Petitions can be sourced through an US Representative Agent if there the athlete does not have a US based sponsor

P-1S: Permits the essential support and training staff of P-1 esports athletes to live and work in the U.S. while accompanying an esports athlete P-1 Visa holder

P-4: Permits the spouse and dependents children of esports athletes to live and work in the U.S. while accompanying a P-1 Visa holder. The visa is issued for the same length as the P-1 Visa

H-1B: This visa requires a labor certification from the Department of Labor and is issued for up to three years and is renewable for another period


Visas for Esports Support Staff

These visas are appropriate for esports business professionals in the industry that are looking for more convenient solutions for regular business trips to the United States. 

P-1S: Permits appropriate for essential managerial, coaching, and training staff of esports athletes to live and work in the U.S. while accompanying an esports P-1 Visa holder

O-1: Appropriate for esports related coaches, training, and business persons that have extraordinary ability and sustained recognition as an expert in their specific field of esports

O-2: Permits the spouse and dependents children of esports related coaches, trainers, and business persons to live and work in the U.S. while accompanying a O-1 Visa holder. The visa is issued for the same length as the P-1 Visa

E-1: This visa allows nationals of selected countries which have ratified bilateral trade agreements with the United States to temporarily stay and travel freely to and from the United States for international trade

L-1: This visa permits the intra-company transfer of executives and skilled employees from a foreign entity to a related entity in the United States

Visas for Esports Managers and Agents

These visas are appropriate for esports business professionals in the industry that are looking for more convenient solutions to regular business trips to the United States. 

O-1: Appropriate for esports business persons with extraordinary ability that has sustained acclaim and recognition as an expert in their industry. This visa is issued for up to three years and is renewable

P-1S: Permits appropriate esports business persons to live and work in the U.S. for up to five years while accompanying a P-1Visa holder. Helpful if the business person is also a coach of the athlete

E-1: This visa allows nationals of selected countries which have ratified bilateral trade agreements with the United States to temporarily stay and travel freely to and from the Unite States for international trade purposes

L-1: This visa permits the intra-company transfer of executives and skilled employees from a foreign entity to an related entity in the United States

How to qualify for P visa as an esports athlete

  • Evidence of having legally contracted with a major esports league, tournament or team

  • A written consultation from an appropriate labor organization

  • Evidence demonstrating that the athlete meets at least two of the following criteria:

    • Significant participation in previous esports Leagues

    • Participation in international competitions with an esports national team

    • Written statement from an esports league or official of the esports’ governing body demonstrating the alien’s or team’s international recognition

    • Written statement from the sports media or a recognized expert

    • International esports ranking provided by internationally recognized sports’ organizations

    • Significant honors/awards in the esports

 
Specific expertise in esports related Immigration is an underappreciated until something goes wrong. Our combat sports practice is tested and proven in the growing world of esports. If you are interested in finding out more about QCI Law’s esports immigration practice, please contact our office at (704) 500-2075 or email.

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222 S. Church St Suite #100 Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 704-500-2045

Fax: 704-500-2076

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