Cards for Athletes - Team Athletes
At one point in a professional athlete's career consideration should
be given to life after professional sports. There are countless examples
of athletes who waited too long and ended up having to return to their
home country even after spending their entire careers in the United
States. If you are not a U.S. citizen but plan to remain in the United
States steps must be taken to obtain permanent resident status (ie.
a Green Card) prior to retirement.
athletes who play professional team sports such as hockey, baseball,
football, basketball, soccer and volleyball are in the United States
as nonimmigrants on O-1, P-1 or H-2B nonimmigrant visas. These visas
are temporary and will expire once you, the athlete retire. As such,
it is imperative for you to become a permanent resident/greencard
holder before the end of your career. In some cases it could take
as long as three years to obtain a green card so advanced planning
is very important. Whether you are on a major league or minor league
contract there are green card options available to you.
If you would
like to explore your specific green card options please send a request
to us at:
12865 Point Del Mar, Suite 190
Del Mar, CA 92014, USA
Tel. (858) 481-5211
Fax. (858) 481-7271