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USCIS Clarifies Requirements for Agents Filing as Petitioners for O and P Visa Classifications
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new guidance memorandum clarifying the standards for adjudicating O and P visa petitions filed by the petitioner acting as a U.S. agent for a beneficiary or beneficiaries who will be working for more than one employer within the same time period. This guidance applies only to O and P visa petitions where the petitioner is filing on behalf of multiple employers. This memorandum also reaffirms the definition of a U.S. sponsoring organization for the P visa classification.

Both the O and P visa regulations provide that if the beneficiary will work concurrently for more than one employer within the same time period, each employer must file a separate petition with the Service Center that has jurisdiction over the area where the alien will perform services, unless a U.S. agent files the O or P visa petition.

Read the USCIS memo here.



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