Malbachi has a strong track record of successfully petitioning on behalf of our artists for talent-based visas. As a business manager, agent, or consultant, when you choose to partner with us, you're leveraging our extensive experience in navigating the visa application process to secure O1s or P1s visas. Our expertise in this area means that we've consistently managed to meet the criteria set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for our foreign clients, facilitating their entry and work in the U.S. as part of our comprehensive service offering. This experience makes Malbachi an ideal choice for immigrant artists seeking to showcase their talent on a global stage.

Our company has supported the success of an array of international artists, including renowned actors, authors, musicians, and directors. To ensure the successful nonimmigrant applications of our extraordinary international artists with unique talents and works of art, our team only works with skilled and certified immigration attorneys. We are committed to helping these artists achieve their dreams.


O-1 | O-2 | P-1 | P-3 Visas

At Malbachi LLC, we understand that the visa process for international artists, actors, actresses, models, and entertainment professionals can be complex and overwhelming. That‘s why we specialize in providing comprehensive Agent Petitioner services to help our clients gain the O1 Visa they need to work in the United States.

As an Agent Petitioner, we are authorized to represent the employer and the beneficiary to the adjudicating entity, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Before filing the O1 Visa application, we will ensure that a contract is in place between the employer and the beneficiary to outline the details of the employment, such as compensation, the nature of the work to be done, and the location of the work.

Our services are solely related to the visa process, not employment. We are not considered an agent under any codes, regulations, or laws. At Malbachi LLC, our primary goal is to make sure our clients can work in the US without any issues.

The rules for agents filing petitions are also outlined in 8 C.F.R. 214.2(o)(2)(iv)(E). Additionally, the rules are fleshed out in a 2009 USCIS Memorandum titled “Requirements for Agents and Sponsors Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classifications” (“Agent Memo”).

If you are an artist looking to gain entry into the United States, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability in the arts or in the motion picture and television field in order to qualify for an O visa. To do this, you must provide evidence of at least three of the following achievements:

  • The lead or starring role in a production or project
  • A large salary that shows your achievement
  • Having received national or international recognition for your achievements
  • The lead or starring role in a well-known organization
  • Published reviews of your work or work you were involved in that demonstrate your success
  • Recognition for your achievements from reputable organizations in your industry

When it comes to extraordinary individuals, the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) is looking for proof that you can achieve success in the United States

The agent petitioner for the artist must file a petition for the artist’s O-1 visa that includes a copy of the contract or written summary of the terms of employment – including compensation details – between the parties. Additionally, an itinerary of all of the performances and engagements for which the artist seeks O-1 employment authorization must be included in the petition. These documents provide evidence of the petitioner’s authorized role as an agent and provide the foundation for the artist to qualify for an O-1 visa. If approved, this visa will grant the artist an initial stay of three years, with the opportunity to extend indefinitely until the artist has completed all projects in the U.S. that they are involved in. Malbachi, as the agent petitioner for the artist, will serve for the duration of the artist’s visa.

O1 visas are highly coveted within the entertainment industry, and Malbachi is the ideal petitioner for any talented musician, artist, or actor. With extensive experience in the field, Malbachi understands the rigorous standards that USCIS follows when evaluating O-1 visas. Through careful collaboration with the artist’s legal counsel and expertise in the field, a successful petition can be submitted, ensuring that the artist’s stay in the United States is a positive, hassle-free experience. Don’t take chances with the O-1 visa process, leave it to the professionals at Malbachi.