O1 Work Visa General Information: The O Visa classification consists of
three visas: O1, O2 and O3. The O1 Visa is for individuals with extraordinary
abilities within science, arts, education, business, or athletics at the
national or international level. Individuals with a record of extraordinary
achievements within motion picture and/or television can also apply for the O1
Visa as long as the work performed is in an area of extraordinary achievements.
O2 Visas are for supporting individuals of the O1 Visa holder, and the
relationship between the O1 and O2 Visa holder must have been long lasting. The
spouse and unmarried children of O1 Visa holders are entitled to O3 Visas to
come to the Unites States with the main O1 Visa holder.
O1 Work Visa Eligibility Requirements: The work performed must be
temporary. The individual must possess skills that are extraordinary within the
field of sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or within the field of
motion picture or television industry. Examples of proof of extraordinary
ability can be contracts, awards, nominations, prices, published material or
similar documentation reflecting the nature of the individual’s achievement.