Who can apply ? The O category is for individuals with
extraordinary ability in the sciences, art, education, business, or
athletics, demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim
and certain aliens accompanying or assisting the O visa applicant.
The P-1 visa covers atheletes and entertainers who don't qualify for O
category. The P-2 status is for participation in an international
cultural exchange and P-3 is for a culturally unique performance.
Documents required: Petition:
Form I-129 and O/P/Q/R
Written employment contract or written summary of an
College and university diplomas
Employer explaining the work the applicant is to perform.
Documentation establishing why you fit into
the O, P, or R category.
Application form OF 156
valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least
six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United
States. If more than one person is included in the passport, each person
desiring a visa must make an application;
Two photographs 1 and
1/2 inches square (37x37 mm) for each applicant, showing full face,
without head covering, against a light background.
With the exception of "Q-1 Cultural Exchange Visitors," the spouse and
unmarried, minor children of an applicant under any of the above
classifications may also be classified as nonimmigrant in order to
accompany or join the principal applicant. A person who has received a
visa as the spouse or child of a temporary worker may not accept
employment in the United States. The principal applicant must be able to
show that he or she will be able to support his or her family in the