O-1 Visa Known As The "Artist" Visa
Is for foreign talents who want to continue their careers in the U.S.
Usually known as the "Artist" visa, O-1 is actually much more inclusive than you think. If you are accomplished and well-respected in your field, you likely qualify.
An O-1 Visa is designed to allow foreigners at the very top of their field of work in the arts, sciences, education, business, and athletics. If you have a U.S. company that needs to bring someone with extraordinary ability into the United States for work, an O-1 visa is an excellent option.
O-1 Visa Benefits
Politically, the U.S. Government is generally friendly to Extraordinary Talented Individuals.
There is No Lottery
There is no lottery or limit on the O-1 Visa like other options like the H1B.
Work for Whoever You Want
Got a new job? get a new O-1 Visa easily.
No Max Period of Stay
It's initially valid for up to 3 years & can be renewed with no maximum stay.
You Can Get a Green Card
O-1 Visa is the best & most direct path to an Eb-1 Green Card.
O-1 is a multi-entry visa so you are free to travel internationally.
There Are No Education Requirements
There are no education or degree or training requirements.
O-1A Visa Criteria
There are a few criteria that go into preparing your visa case.
If you have received a major award in your field, such as a Nobel Prize pr an Olympic Medal, 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 8 categories below.
Our attorneys can help make sure that all of your documents and evidence are submitted according to the regulations and deadlines.
O-1A Criteria for Individuals in Business, Education, Sciences & Athletics
You only need to meet 3 out of the 8 criteria.
If you have won any national or international awards, then that qualifies. Venture Capital investment could also be counted as an award.
This requirement is met if you are a member of an organization that requires outstanding achievements as judged by recognized experts in the same field.
People who qualify for this criteria have participated as a judge (individually or as a part of a panel) evaluating the work of others.
People who qualify for this criteria have published material in professional/major trade publications or major media about the alien and relating to the alien's work field.
5. Original Contributions
If you have created or invented something new; an original technology or have a patent, then you will win this criterion.
6. Scholarly Articles
People who meet this criterion have authored scholarly articles in professional journals or other major media.
7. Critical Employment
People who qualify for this criteria can demonstrate they've held a leading role within an organization/establishment with a distinguished reputation.
8. High Income
If you have a significantly high salary or have significant equity in a VC-backed company, then this category is for you.
Whom we recommend this for.
We recommend this visa for creative people who want to follow their dreams to the U.S. This visa allows you to work while you are in the U.S., still travel internationally, and when you are ready to settle down and make the U.S. your permanent home, you may qualify for an Eb-1 Extraordinary talent green card.
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