To apply for an O-1 visa a foreign national must have an employer in the U.S. or a U.S. agent as his or her petitioner. Foreign nationals are not allowed to self-petition for an O-1 visa. You, the foreign national, are considered the beneficiary of a petition filed by someone else – your employer or U.S. agent. Check out this video to find out who can be your petitioner/sponsor.
- Complete the Form I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant Worker. Review the instructions for the Form I-129 and complete the Form I-129 and related Supplements.
- Submit the Filing Fee(s). Include the appropriate filing fee with the Form I-129. Refer to Form I-129 instructions for further details.
- Submit Evidence. Include all supporting documentation.
- Sign and File the Form I-129. File the petition at the correct filing location according to form instructions.
For more information about the O1 / Artist visa check out our O1 / Artist Visa Application Guide and O1 / Artist Visa Immigration FAQ.
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