O1 Visa Advisory Letter
When applying for this visa you must obtain an O1 visa advisory opinion from a labor organization or a peer group within your industry, for example, American Federation of Music or American Federation of Culinary Arts. If you are an individual with extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television and applying for the O1 visa, the consultation must come from an appropriate labor union and a management organization within your area of expertise, for example, SAG.
O1 visa advisory opinion is extremely important.
Exceptions to the Advisory Requirement
If the petitioner can demonstrate that an appropriate peer group, including a labor organization, does not exist, the advisory may be waived. If you are seeking readmission to do similar services within 2 years of the date of a previous consultation, then your petitioners can submit a waiver to request and a copy of the previous consultation with your petition.