USCIS Requirements for the O and P Visa Classifications
The O nonimmigrant visa classification provides for the admission of people with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, motion picture and television production, and their essential support personnel. The P-1 nonimmigrant visa classification provides for admission into the United States of certain athletes, entertainers and artists.
The memorandum clarifies the standards for adjudicating �O� and �P� petitions filed by a U.S. agent for a beneficiary(ies) who will be working for more than one employer within the same time period. This guidance also reaffirms the definition of a U.S. sponsoring organization for the �P� visa classification.
USCIS reminds all �O� and �P� petitioners of their obligations of being jointly and severally liable, in certain instances, for the reasonable cost of return transportation of the alien abroad.
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