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O-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required to apply for O-2 visa?

To qualify for O-2 visa, you must:

  • Be coming to the U.S. to assist in the performance of the O-1 principal
  • Be an integral part of the actual performance
  • Have critical skills and experience with the O-1 principal which are not of a general nature and which are not possessed by a U.S. worker

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How do I qualify as an O-2 foreign national accompanying an O-1 principal involved in a motion picture or television production?

You must have skills and experience with the O-1 principal, which are:

  • Not of a general nature
  • Critical:
  • Based on a pre-existing longstanding working relationship or
  • With respect to the specific production, because significant production (including pre and post-production work) will take place both inside and outside the U.S.
  • Essential for the successful completion of the project

What are the consultation requirements for O-2 foreign national accompanying O-1 principal of extraordinary ability?

Consultation with a labor organization with expertise in the skill area involved is required.

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