O-2 Visa Definition

8 CFR 214.2(O)(1)(ii)(B)(1)


An O-2 applicant must:
▪ Be an integral part of the proposed O-1 applicant's job events
▪ Have critical skills not general in nature
▪ Have experience with the O-1 applicant not general in nature


[8 CFR 214.2] Special requirements for admission, extension, and maintenance of status;
(o) Aliens of extraordinary ability or achievement;
(1) Classifications;
(ii) Description of classifications;
(B) An O-2 classification applies to an accompanying alien who is coming temporarily to the United States solely to assist in the artistic or athletic performance by an O-1. The O-2 alien must:

Law Text

(1) Be an integral part of the actual performances or events and posses critical skills and experience with the O-1 alien that are not of a general nature and which are not possessed by others. 8 CFR 214.2(O)(1)(ii)(B)(1).

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