O-1/O-2 Advisory Opinions

Guidelines for Requesting O-1/O-2 Advisory Opinions

AMPTP Guidelines and instructions are available for download here.

AMPTP Advisory Letter Request Form is available for download here.

Please note that complete and correct packets received by close of business Wednesday, December 15, will be processed before the Christmas/New Year holiday. Be sure to review your files carefully as incomplete or incorrect files may not be processed before the holiday. Please do not email or call regarding status during this time so that we may get the letters completed in time. In accordance with our guidelines, we do not expedite for any reason.

Per AMPTP guidelines, which are available for download at the link above, all requests for O-1 and O-2 advisory opinions must be submitted in hard copy and accompanied by the processing fee in the form of a check or money order.

Please be further advised that, due to our building’s COVID procedures, the AMPTP cannot accept materials via hand delivery, in-person drop-offs, or messengers. If anyone attempts to enter the building, they will turned away. Please note, however, that USPS, FedEx, and similar delivery services remain acceptable options.

The AMPTP GDPR Data Protection Policy is available here.


Mandatory Advisory Opinion Documents

  • Previous AMPTP and Guild/Union advisory opinion, if available
  • Signed I-129 Form
  • Signed Petitioner's Letter to the Bureau on Company Letterhead.
  • Signed Deal Memo and/or Contract
  • Background (resume, work experience, credits, awards, etc.)

Suggestions to Expedite Processing

  • Include a completed AMPTP Advisory Letter Request Form for each production
  • Follow our guidelines closely
  • O-1 Packet should be less than 50 pages
  • Send packet at least one week in advance
  • Organize your packet
  • Highlight pertinent background information (e.g. the name of the beneficiary in news articles)


  • Information on other performers
  • Scripts
  • DVD or other video
  • Submissions for anyone working outside the motion picture and television industry (e.g. models, live performers and video game workers)