O-1 classification applies to persons who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or extraordinary achievements in the motion picture and television field. O-2 classification applies to persons accompanying an O-1 alien to assist in an artistic or athletic activity for a specific event or performance. P-1 classification applies to individual or team athletes, or members of an entertainment group that are internationally recognized. P-2 classification applies to artists or team athletes, or members of an entertainment group that are internationally recognized; P-2 classification applies to artists or entertainers who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program. P-3 classification applies to artists or entertainers who perform under a program that is culturally unique.
It is worth mentioning that the terms “artist” and “athlete” are not based on basic dictionary definitions, but instead on USCIS own understanding of who is an artist or an athlete.
South Florida immigration attorney Jorge L. Delgado can advise you whether you are the petitioner or the beneficiary of a employment based petition.