O2 Visa

I am an assistant to a movie star who is holding an O1 visa. What kind of visa I should apply for in order to continue my assistant job for this movie star?

You can obtain and O2 visa provided that you are an integral part of the movie star’s performance or have related critical skills. If you cannot meet these standards, you may be eligible for a B1 visa.

Is an O1 Visa or P1 Visa More Appropriate for a Rock Band?

Hi, we have a well known band in the UK and are looking to tour the US. I’ve spoken to several different lawyers and they are all giving me different advice. Can you tell me if we should be looking to get an O visa or P visa?

While it is technically possible for the lead in the band to procure an O1 visa and the rest to procure O2 visas, the simple rule is that the O is for individuals and the P is for groups. You would be much better off applying for the P visa.

Agents May Sponsor O and P Nonimmigrants Under Certain Circumstances

Under 8 CFR 214.2(o)(2)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2 (p)(2)(i), O and P petitions may only be filed by a U.S. employer, a U.S. agent, or a foreign employer through a U.S agent. Both the O and P regulations provide that if the beneficiary employee will work concurrently for more than one employer within the same time period, each employer must file a separate petition with the Service Center that has jurisdiction over the area where the alien will perform services, unless an “established agent” files the petition. See 8 CFR 214.2(o)(2)(iv)(B) and 8 CFR 214.2(p)(2)(iv)(B). A petition filed by an agent is subject to several conditions. A petition involving multiple employers may be filed by a person or company in business as an agent as the representative of both the employers and the beneficiary, if:

1.  The supporting documentation includes a complete itinerary of the event or events;

2.  The itinerary specifies the dates of each service or engagement, the names and addresses of the actual employers and the names and addresses of establishments, venues, or locations where the services will be performed;

3.  The contracts between the employers and beneficiary are submitted; and

4.  The agent explains the terms and conditions of the employment and provides any required documentation.