How long does it take to prepare?
Typically 2-4 months.
Can I travel outside of the U.S.?
Yes. O-1 is a multi-entry visa.
Can I apply for a green card?
Yes. O-1 is a dual intent visa. you may qualify for EB-1 or EB-2.
How long is it valid for?
Up to 3 years with unlimited extensions.
How fast can you get a response?
15 days with premium processing.
Your family and dependents?
May be included with O-3. May attend school but not work.
It's time to make the laws work for you.
We help artists, founders, companies, and their employees start companies and get work visas and green cards.
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As a startup, we combine technology and smart people to automate the paperwork and get you a visa as fast as possible, with a 100% money-back guarantee.
We work fast, give you straight answers, and do all the heavy lifting. And you'll always know exactly where you are in your petition process, and what's coming next.
#Lawve your career. Dream. Design. Inspire. Create.
When 2nd.law was founded by Bahar Ansari, she set out to give creator-preneurs back their peace of mind while creating high-quality services without the cost. Creative Law is our specialty. It’s what we do. Creative Law encompasses counseling creative individuals and businesses in launching their careers in the United States.
We serve you at every stage of your dream.
Be brave. Dream big.
Empower your dream.
Our job is to understand your dream and help you make it a reality. It's crucial to choose an Attorney you connect with. Someone who understands your needs, aspirations, vision, and dream. Someone you can relate to. Someone who has been where you are. We are lawyer-prenuers and creators ourselves. We deeply understand the nuances, speed, and needs of growing creative businesses.
Empower your business with structure.
We will together design the best way to protect you. Our experience as lawyers, entrepreneurs, and legal creators results in big-picture, clear, and concise legal advice. We take a holistic approach using our empathy & creativity in addition to our legal & business knowledge to design you a custom solution regardless of the stage you are in your journey.
Empower your team.
As part of your growing organization, we help you navigate the complex legal landscape, hand-holding you as much as you need. We work as one with you and your team members. We are here to make your lives easier and give you peace of mind around entering deals, negotiated contracts, and growing your business in the U.S.
Empower your creations.
let’s co-create and launch your new dream the right way. we help you save both money and time, so you’re able to spend more time creating. You have worked hard and laid a foundation. Now you get to sew the fruits of your creative labor. Our job is to be as efficient as possible so that you can spend more time creating and less time worrying about your business or your move. That’s why we’re as equally devoted to educating you, as we are to protecting your work.
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Our business clients are creative companies: startups, production companies, talent agencies, IT companies, promotions companies, placement companies, studios, distributors, publishers, publications, design companies, development companies, and the list goes on and on.
Our individual clients are entrepreneurs, founders, creators, artists, influencers, developers, inventors, scientists, engineers, photographers, videographers, doctors, dancers, painters, producers, designers, researchers, singers, actors, managers, composers, and the list goes on.
WHAT OUR TALENTED CLIENTS SAY
"2nd.law is simply the best legal solution. I feel so lucky to have met its founder Bahar. After meeting so many lawyers from different firms, I couldn’t believe how easy and personal the experience was. I was so happy with the results and have referred many people so far, because I know they will be in good hands."
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Every creative business needs legal support.
At 2nd.law, we have made it easy and affordable to get that support with our subscription-based Creators’ Dream legal plans.
Plans start at $500/month.
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O-1B Visa Criteria
There are a few criteria that go into preparing your visa case.
If you have received a major award in your fields, such as an Oscar or Grammy, you already meet the criteria and will qualify. If not, don't worry. There is another way. You will have to meet 3 out of the 6 categories below.
Our attorneys can help make sure that all of your documents and evidence are submitted according to the regulations and deadlines.
O-1B Criteria for Individuals in Arts, Motion Picture, or T.V.
You only need to meet 3 out of the 6 criteria.
If you have previously or will in the future perform in a leading role in critically acclaimed films, plays, or other production events, then you meet this criterion.
If you have or will in the future perform in a leading role in films, plays, or other events for a prestigious organization, then you meet this criterion.
If you get coverage in major media, then you meet this criterion.
If you have critical reviews or other materials regarding your ability published in journals or trade publications, then you meet this criterion.
If you can get evidence about your reputation like testimonials & letters of recommendation from experts, critics, and organizations, then you meet this criterion.
If you have a significantly high salary or have significant equity in a VC-backed company, then you meet this criterion.