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Work Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements (O1 Visa)

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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.






CLICK HERE to download the O1 Work Visa Application. Instructions and Application Forms Included.

The O Work Visa Application Guide:

  • Overview of O-1 Work Visa for persons with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
  • Description of extraordinary abilities within the area of science, arts, education, business, athletics, motion picture and television necessary to obtain the O1 Visa
  • Description of the individual supporting criteria necessary to obtain the O-2 Visa
  • Description of spouses and children requirements necessary to obtain the O-3 Visa
  • How to file the O Visa petition and application
  • O-1 Work Visa requirements
  • Benefits and drawbacks
  • Visa eligibility information
  • How to complete the application forms
  • Detailed procedures in different types of filing situations
  • O1 Visa document checklist
  • Extension of O1, O2 and O3 Visa
  • List of all USCIS (formerly INS) offices nationwide
  • List of United States embassies and consulates
  • FREE O Work Visa Application Forms


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