Dancehall heavyweight Beenie Man was recently granted a US visitor’s visa, paving the way for him to return to the United States.

Beenie, who acquired a 10 year visa, said he is actively seeking to have his work permit return also.

“I am just thankful to the US Embassy for their renewed confidence in me, I have been granted a visitor’s visa, however, this is just the first step towards the ultimate objective of earning a US work permit so that I can realize my full earning potential and take care of my family.”

This came a month after dancehall star Mavado was granted a work permit to do shows in the United States, the world largest music market.

Other dancehall artists who are without US visa, are said to be pursuing their options to have their visas return.