Major League Soccer Visa Attorney
Immigration Visas for Major League Soccer Players
Foreign soccer players will be required to obtain a work visa when they
come to the United States to engage in employment with a Major League
Soccer (MLS) team. Here at Guerra Saenz, PL we work side by side with
MLS teams and athletes who are looking to obtain non-immigrant work visas,
including the O-1 and P-1 visas.
If you are a professional soccer player who is seeking to play for an MLS
team or an amateur soccer league, and you are looking to retain a work
visa, then we can help! Attorney Luis Guerra has a love and passion for
soccer; he was a striker during his high school and college years. Mr.
Guerra is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law and he has
extensive experience securing visas for foreign soccer players.
Looking for an attorney for your soccer visa case in Fort Lauderdale? Contact
our immigration expert to
schedule an online consultation.
O-1 Visas for Foreign Soccer Players
If you are considered to be at the top of your game in comparison with
other athletes, then you may be eligible for the O-1 athlete visa. These
types of work visas are for athletes with extraordinary abilities. In
order to be recognized as "extraordinary", athletes must be
able to prove that their level of skill puts them at the top percentage
of athletes in the sport they practice.
The MLS teams obtain O-1 visas for their foreign players because these
professional athletes usually can set themselves apart from all other
soccer players. Our legal team here at Guerra Saenz, PL can help you file
and obtain your O-1 visa.
Help With P-1 Soccer Visas
Foreign athletes who do not qualify for O-1 visas do have the option to
file a petition for a P-1 visa. This type of athlete work visa does not
have such rigorous eligibility requirements as the O-1.
With P-1 visas, athletes are required to demonstrate that they are "internationally
recognized" and are a part of a prestigious league that will be traveling
to the United States for an event. The soccer league must also be of renowned standing.
This type of visa is very easy to qualify for as an MLS athlete because
all you are required to do is show proof that you are under a major league
contract with the MLS.
Hire Guerra Saenz, PL as Your MLS Visa Agent
Our Fort Lauderdale
immigration law firm has a distinguished reputation and a track record of success
visas for athletes. Attorney Luis Guerra is recognized as an immigration expert and he can
explain all of your athlete visa options as a professional or amateur
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you obtain
a work visa to further your soccer career here in the United States.