O & P Visa Letters of Consultation
Getting a visa to work as an artist in the United States is a time-consuming and frustrating process. Government bureaucracy and red tape are a hassle, especially when you're only going to be working in the country for a short time.
As part of this lengthy process, artists applying for these visas often need letters of consultation/no objection that vouch for their artistic excellence. These can be hard to get if you're not already in a union or other professional association (and sometimes even if you are). Fractured Atlas can help.
If you're working on an O or P Visa application — whether as an immigration attorney, an employer/petitioner, or a visiting artist/group of artists — we can review your materials and write a letter of consultation/no objection for the application. We can help ALL artists and creative professionals with this process. With thousands of members across the country (and internationally), our membership represents every discipline (including, among others, the performing, visual, literary, design, and media arts).
We charge $200 for all letters. If USCIS requests further evidence after their initial review (which usually means a more specific letter of consultation), we charge $100 for the second letter.
Fractured Atlas is considered a "peer group" by USCIS. We are not a management or labor organization. Please check your visa application requirements to determine if you can use a peer group letter as your primary letter, or if you can only use a peer group letter as a supplement to a letter from a union or labor organization.
We can help make this process quick, easy, inexpensive, and efficient. Relevant visa application documents can be submitted online. All requests will be honored in 3-5 business days. You may request a rush and we will attempt to provide a letter in one business day. If we're able to meet that timeline, there will be an additional $150 rush fee (for a total of $350) for the letter.
If you're ready to proceed, you can request a letter of consultation here. Note that you'll need to be a member of Fractured Atlas to submit the request. If you're not already a member, you can join online for free in just a few minutes.
* A note for artists: We are not immigration attorneys and can't offer advice about the actual visa application/process. If you have questions about getting a visa, check out www.artistsfromabroad.org. We are happy to provide further immigration attorney referrals upon request.