Jorge Antonio Guerrero, a Mexican actor who played a role in Oscar-nominated film “Roma,” has obtained a U.S. visa in time for the Academy Awards later this month.

Guerrero previously had difficulties obtaining a visa, and has already missed other award ceremonies and red carpet events like the Golden Globes.

The actor said in January that he had been denied entry into the U.S. three times in the last year.


Netflix helped secure a non-immigrant visa for Guerrero by working with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, NBC News reported Wednesday.

The streaming service distributed the film, which has received 10 Oscar nominations, including best film, best foreign film and best director for Alfonso Cuarón.

Guerrero’s co-star Yalitza Aparicio is also nominated for a best actress Oscar for “Roma.” She is the first Indigenous Mexican woman and second Mexican actress to be nominated for the award.

Guerrero told Mexican paper Quien that he is “really happy” he will be able to attend the Feb. 24 ceremony.

“I’m really happy. Hopefully, and I say this with my whole heart, Yalitza wins the Oscar,” he said, according to NBC News. “Imagine that! I’m thinking more about that."