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Dallas 214-251-8011

Fort Worth 817-332-1100

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Sports, Artists and Entertainment Visas

Dallas/Fort Worth Sports and Entertainment Visa Lawyers

The “P visa,” including the P-1, P-2 and P-3 visas, allows internationally recognized athletes, artists and entertainers to perform services in the U.S., as well as to teach and coach. The P-4 visa allows P-1, P-2 and P-3 visa applicants’ spouses and minor children to accompany them. For information on visas (O-1) and green cards (EB-1) for foreign nationals who have “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics” please click here.

At the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, sports and entertainment visa firm of Chavez & Valko, we have represented internationally known athletes and celebrities.

Our attorney team has firsthand experience in handling sports and entertainment visa; firm lawyer Martin Valko‘s wife is a professional swimmer who competed in 5 Summer Olympic Games and is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and multi- World and European Champion. We have also represented other professional athletes and performers across a broad range of entertainment professions and professional sports. Among others, we assisted the following:

  • Athletes; our client list includes triathlon athletes, golfers, participants in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), participants in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), former Davis Cup players, soccer players, international collegiate players, members of the Major League Soccer (MLS), professional swimmers, Olympians, hot rod and drag racers, World-class track and field athletes, member of the National Hockey League (NHL) and NASCAR participants.
  • Bands and musicians, including classical pianists, rap artist, rock and roll bands, metal bands,
  • Performers, including stage and screen celebrities
  • Artists, including painters, muralists and professional photographers

We also assist in obtaining status for individuals’ and groups’ support staff, including tour managers, support crew, and NASCAR mechanics.

If you are an athlete, artist, musician or other performer and have questions on how to enter the U.S. or leave the U.S. to perform abroad, Contact Chavez & Valko at 214-251-8011 (Dallas area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth area).

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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