\ afm \ Adjudicator's Field Manual - Redacted Public Version \ Chapter 33 Performing Artists, Entertainers, Athletes and Others of Extraordinary Ability (O & P Classifications). \ 33.8 Expedite Procedures.
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If the alien will be employed in the fields of art, entertainment, or athletics, and
has determined that a petition merits expeditious handling,
will telephonically contact the appropriate peer group, labor, and/or management organization and request an advisory opinion if one is not submitted by the petitioner. The organization will then have 24 hours to respond telephonically to the request. If no response to the request is received, the
shall render a decision on the petition without an advisory opinion.
Expedited processing should not be confused with premium processing. The former is based on the merits of the case, such as an overriding humanitarian concern; the latter is based on the payment of the premium processing fee.