O-1 / O-2 Visa Advisory Opinions

The Animation Guild offers Advisory Opinions on 0-1 and/or 0-2 Immigration Visa applications for artists doing work in job categories we cover under our collective agreements.  If you are an attorney who needs an advisory opinion on an O-1 or O-2 Visa request, please submit the appropriate documents to us at the following address:

Attn: Jason MacLeod, Business Representative
The Animation Guild
1105 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA  91505

Typical advisory opinion requests take  five business days to complete, however processing may take longer.  We do not expedite.  Completed requests will be returned via fax and mail to the requesting attorney.  Effective January 1st, 2017, there is a $350 fee payable to The Animation Guild for companies not signed to an Animation Guild or IATSE agreement.

Mandatory Advisory Opinion Documents

It is important that you include the following documents in your submission.  Submissions missing these documents will take longer to process or may be rejected.

  • Previous advisory opinions, if available
  • Signed I-129 Form
  • Signed Petitioner’s Letter to the Bureau on Company Letterhead
  • Signed Deal Memo and/or Contract
  • Background (resume, work experience, credits, awards, etc.)


Please feel free to email Jason MacLeod with any questions or concerns regarding your submission.  You can also reach him at (818) 845-7500 during normal business hours.