Q: My British Company has been hired to host an event in the US. Will we need work visas?
We host large wedding / festival like events with accommodations, restaurants, etc for high end guests. We have been hired to host one of these events in the US. We will be paid in advance and will hire many US contractors to do much of the work, but we'll need a core team of us from England to come make sure it all goes smoothly. The team will probably be on the ground for about two weeks.
What kind of Visa is needed for this?
A: When will this take place, and who is the U.S. company contracting you? How big is the core team? Two weeks is a very short time, so you might just look at a way to use the ESTA program. For something bullet-proof, you might want to do P visas if we can classify your core group as an "entertainment group." Definitely consult an immigration attorney.
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