O-2 Law and Legal Definition
O2 visa available to the support personnel accompanying O-1 holders who possess extraordinary ability in the areas of athletics, entertainment, motion pictures or television production. It is not available to those in the following fields: sciences, business or education. The applicant would usually be a person who possesses skills or offers supports which are crucial to the O-1 holder’s performance and cannot be readily performed by workers in the US.
A petition, Form I-129, needs to be submitted with the form for the O-1 holder. Along with the form, the applicant needs to provide a advisory opinion from a peer group, labor organization, or management organization. Once USCIS approval is obtained the applicant will have to continue the rest of the application at the consulate. An interview and digital fingerprint scan is required for visa applicants.
The O-2 visa is valid for the duration thought to be necessary to assist the O-1 holder to accomplish the task but is not to exceed 3 years. O– 2 visa holders are not exempt from entry into the US-VISIT program and will also need to register their entry into the US and their departure.