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Required Evidence

In addition to the I-129, O&P Supplement Form, and the I-907 if a petitioner is utilizing the Premium Process option, further evidence is required to support a petition.  Supporting evidence may vary, depending upon the visa classification pursued.  In general, USCIS expects to see items which are described in the following pages: passports, labor consultation(s), artist background information, itineraries, contracts, and a cover letter. In light of a recent change in policy whereby, effective September 11, 2018, adjudicators at the service centers will have “full discretion” to deny visa petitions without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), petitioners will need to be even more careful when assembling all elements of a visa petition.

For large-group petitions, note that as of April 1, 2024 each O and P petition can list a maximum of 25 beneficiaries. Any additional petitions must be complete and contain its own Form I-129 and appropriate filing fee, cover letter, copy of labor union consultation, itinerary, supporting evidence, etc.