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.

UPDATE as of 6/30/21: AMPTP Immigration is pleased to announce that it will be resuming regular operations on Monday, July 12, 2021, meaning that any requests for O-1 and O-2 advisory opinions received on or after Monday, July 12, 2021 must be submitted in hard copy and accompanied by the processing fee in the form of a check or money order as per our regular guidelines, which are available for download at the link above. Until that date, please continue to submit requests and payment electronically as per the temporary process detailed below.

Please be advised that, due to our building’s security procedures while the AMPTP is working remotely, the AMPTP cannot accept materials via hand delivery, in-person drop offs, or messengers. If anyone attempts to enter the building, they will not be permitted. Please note, however, that USPS, FedEx, and the like remain acceptable delivery 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)