The O visas are a group of U.S non-immigrant visas intended to bring people with extraordinary abilities and high credentials to live and work in the U.S. The O2 visa is intended for dependent of O1 visa holders in the United States.
The O visas are divided in these categories:
To be eligible for the O2 visa, you as the assistant of the O1 visa holder in occupations like athletics, film, or television, must meet a few eligibility criteria:
Both the visa applicant (assistant of 01 visa holder) and the employer must complete a number of steps for a successful visa outcome. The very first step is to be completed by the employer in the U.S. later on, the visa applicant can apply for himself or herself at the nearest embassy.
File the employment petition
The U.S. employer who is recruiting people under the O1 and O2 visas must file petition to initiate the actual processing. The employer has to send a completed Form I-129 (Application for Nonimmigrant Worker) to the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This valid form will assure the O2 visa applicant that he or she can come to the U.S. and assist the O1 approved person.
File Form DS-160
Form DS-160 is the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application which is used for all types of U.S nonimmigrant visas. The form will have a number of questions about your background and your need to visit the U.S. get your confirmation page when you have submitted it. You will have to take it to the consular appointment later on.
Pay the visa fee
Pay the government visa application fee. You need to remember that you may have other costs as well like medical, police clearance, notarization or other costs. You must keep the copy of visa fee payment at the time of your interview.
Schedule your visa interview
Visa applicants who are between 14 and 79 years old must face an interview session at the U.S. Embassy. To avoid delays in the process, you must schedule an interview as soon as possible. After you made you appointment, you will receive a letter of appointment which you must keep along with all the required documents.
At the interview, a U.S Embassy official will ask you various types of questions regarding your purpose, character, health, any past criminal offenses, past refusals, past U.S visas you have had, and other associated questions. Be confident enough to answer all the questions of the officer otherwise it is likely that you may not get your visa.Source: U.S. Department of State
O2 visa application should have the following documents: