O-1/O-2 Advisory Opinions

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


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Please send submissions for advisory opinions to:

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Attention: Immigration
15301 Ventura Blvd., Building E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

We do not accept O-1/O-2 requests via e-mail.

Please download and review our guidelines. We will only process advisory letter requests that comply with these guidelines. It is up to the requester to ensure compliance before submission. For submissions that cover multiple projects, we will only provide advisory letters covering those projects for which proper documentation meeting our guidelines was included in the submission packet.

Normal processing requires 7 business days; however, processing may take longer. We do not expedite. A hotline is available for substantive questions at 818.935.5938. We cannot attend to requests for status updates.

Non-member companies must include a non-refundable processing fee check or money order in the amount of $250.00 made payable to AMPTP for each advisory opinion.

Checks will be deposited upon receipt of the submission packet. There are no refunds.

Click here to download instructions and guidelines.

Click here to download AMPTP GDPR Data Protection Policy.

 

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

  • 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)

DO NOT Send

  • 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)

Click here to download instructions and guidelines.

Click here to download AMPTP GDPR Data Protection Policy.