If your employer is petitioning on your behalf for an O-1 visa, then it means that you must be a person of extraordinary ability. There are some important requirements that must be met in order to qualify for an O-1 visa, and if you don’t sufficiently demonstrate that you meet those requirements, then your petition may be denied. While an attorney is not a requirement for an O-1 visa petition, it can be very helpful to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side.
An O-1 visa is designed for people who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field. To qualify as an individual with extraordinary ability, there must be evidence that the individual has received an internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel prize or an Academy Award. However, an individual can also qualify if they can demonstrate three of the following requirements:
Meeting these requirements may seem like a daunting task. However, an experienced attorney who can think outside the box may help you see that it’s not as difficult as you think. An attorney can help you put together a complete picture of your extraordinary ability and make sure that you have thorough documentation of your contributions and accomplishments.
The entire O-1 visa process can be exhaustive in nature. If you go it alone, there’s a chance you may make a misstep along the way that can hurt your application. To ensure a smooth execution of the process, you should seriously consider hiring an experienced immigration attorney.
If you are applying for an O-1 visa, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to explore your options. At Serving Immigrants, we have extensive experience with O-1 visa applications and can help you through the process. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.