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The O-2 visa is offered to support personnel of O-1 visa holders in the fields of entertainment, athletics, and the motion picture and television production industries.
The O-2 visa is not though available to support O-1 holders who are to be employed in the fields of science, business or education. O-2 visas are offered to support personnel of O-1 Visa holders in the fields of athletics, entertainment, motion picture and television production. This status is not applicable to personnel in the sciences, business or education. Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 years are permitted to accompany you to the United States, under an O-3 status. The petitioner should file a petition on their behalf. Your dependents must prove immediate relation to you. Though they are not allowed to work in the U.S., dependants may attend school or college.
Requirements for obtaining an o2 VISA
An O-2 classification applies to an accompanying alien who is coming temporarily to the United States solely to assist in the artistic or athletic performance by an O-1. The O-2 alien must:-
1. Be an integral part of the actual performances or events and possess critical skills and experience with the O1 alien that are not of a general nature and which are not possessed by others; or
2. In the Case of a motion picture or television production, have skills and experience with the O1 alien which are not of a general nature and which are critical, either based on a preexisting and long standing working relationship or, if in connection with a specific production only, Because significant production (including pre-and post production) will take place both inside and outside the United States and the continuing participation of the alien is essential to the successful completion of the production.
HOW TO APPLY
The O-2 Visa must be petitioned by a U.S employer, U.S. agent or foreign employer through a U.S. agent. Your petitioner should file in form I-129 with INS with Jurisdiction over the state in which you intend to work. The form should be filed in at least six months before you plan to begin working. More than one O-2 application may be included on the same petition, If all parties are helping the same O-1 applicant for the same events or performances, during the same period of time and at the same location.