To qualify for an O-1 visa, an applicant must show that they have extraordinary ability in their field of endeavor. An applicant must be able to demonstrate that they received, either nationally or internationally, sustained acclaim in their field. They must intend to work in that field when they are in the United States.
In the fields of sciences, business, education, and athletics, a person must demonstrate that he or she is at the top of their profession. In the arts, the person must demonstrate that they are a leading figure or person of renown. An applicant for an O-1B visa involved in television or movies must show that they are leading or notable persons in the field.
Applicants for an O-1A visa must demonstrate extraordinary ability in the fields of sciences, business, education, or athletics. This can be demonstrated through the receipt of a major award, such as a Nobel Prize. Without such an award, an applicant must demonstrate evidence of three of the following criteria:
O-1B visas are available to those individuals who have shown extraordinary ability in the arts or in the motion picture or television industry. This can be demonstrated through the receipt of an award such as an Academy Award or an Emmy. Without these awards, an applicant must demonstrate evidence of three of the following criteria:
There is a wide variety of possible pieces of evidence that could qualify as sufficient for an O-1 visa application. An experienced O-1 visa attorney can help you put together the best application. At Serving Immigrants, Inc., we have the experience and the knowledge to guide you through the process. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.