Entertainment groups

With regard to entertainment groups, the rules provide that P-1 classification can be accorded to the entertainment group to perform as a unit based on the international reputation of the group; thus, individual entertainers cannot be accorded P-1 classification to perform separate and apart from the group. With some exceptions, two principal requirements apply to entertainment groups:

  • The group must have been internationally recognized as outstanding in the discipline for a sustained and substantial period of time.
  • Seventy-five percent of the members of the group must have had a sustained and substantial relationship with the group for at least one year and must provide functions integral to the group’s performance.