Ending P-3 Sponsorship

Resignation (voluntary termination)
Dismissal (involuntary termination)
Lawful permanent residence is obtained


Resignation (voluntary termination)

The HR specialist should notify Isis when a P-3 artist/group will resign early from employment or prematurely conclude participation in the events.

Resigning before the P-3 end date

Lawful P-3 status is dependent on continuing event participation/employment. If an artist’s/group member’s last day of participation/work will occur before the P-3 approval notice end date, they must depart the U.S. on or before that day if there is no way to legally remain in the U.S. Even if there is time remaining on the P-3 approval notice and/or I-94 record, they will begin to accrue unlawful presence by remaining in the U.S. beyond the last day of work/participation.

Resigning on the P-3 end date

If the last day of the event/employment will occur on the P-3 approval notice end date, the person must depart the U.S. by the “admit until” date on the I-94 record.

If the artist’s I-94 shows the granting of an additional 10-day travel status period beyond the P-3 approval notice’s validity, they may stay in the U.S., but may not work during the 10 days. Departure from the U.S. must occur on or before the last day of the 10-day period unless the person can legally remain in the U.S. after employment ends.

If the artist was not granted the additional 10-day travel status period, they must leave the U.S. on or before the approval notice expires or the I-94 “admit until” date (whichever occurs earlier) unless they can legally remain in the U.S. after employment ends.

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Dismissal (involuntary termination)

If an artist is dismissed from UH employment or the UH department breaks the contract and cancels events for any reason before the P-3 approval notice end date, the department must notify Isis.

Lawful P-3 status is dependent on continuing employment/participation. Unless the artist may legally remain in the U.S. after termination, they must depart the U.S. by the last day of employment or risk accruing unlawful presence.

The UH department is responsible for the reasonable costs of return transportation to the last place of foreign residence – i.e. an economy fare air ticket for the employee. UH is not responsible for moving costs, dependents’ tickets, or other transportation costs.

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Lawful permanent residence is obtained

If an artist obtains U.S. lawful permanent residence before the end of P-3 authorization, please send Isis a copy of the Permanent Resident Card so we can close the P-3 file. No further action needs to be taken.

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