The P-3 visa classification applies to artists who are are coming to US temporarily to perform, teach or coach as artists or entertainers, individually or as part of a group, under a program that is culturally unique.
Congress did not define the term “culturally unique,” leaving construction of that term to the expertise of the agency charged with adjudicating P-3 non-immigrant visa petitions. By regulation, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)), defined the term at 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(p)(3) (2012):“Culturally unique means a style of artistic expression, methodology, or medium which is unique to a particular country, nation, society, class, ethnicity, religion, tribe, or other group of persons.