Extraordinary Talent Visa.

Follow your dream to live & work in the U.S.

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, sports, education, business, motion picture, or television industries. If you have a U.S. company who needs to bring someone with extraordinary ability into the United States for work, an O-1 visa is an excellent option. 

O-1 Visa Advantages


Politically, the U.S. Government is generally friendly to Extraordinary Talented Individuals.


No Lottery 

Unlike the H1B visa, there is no lottery or limit on the O-1 Visa. 

Path to Green Card


O-1 Visa puts you on a direct path to a Green Card.

You can Travel 

O-1 is a multi-entry visa so you are free to travel internationally.

Easy to Change Employers 

It's easy to apply for a new Visa with

a new employer.

No Degree Required

You do not need an advanced degree or education requirements.

No Max Stay

It's initially valid for up to 3 years & can be renewed with no maximum stay.

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 an international award or raised venture capital, then you meet this criterion.


If you are a member of a distinguished organization or have gone through an accelerator, then you meet this criterion.


If you have participated as a Judge at a competition in your field, then you meet this criterion.


If you get coverage in major media, then you meet this criterion.

Scholarly Articles

If you've authored & published scholarly articles, then you meet this criterion.

Original Contributions

If you have created or invented something new; an original technology or have a patent, then you meet this criterion.

Critical Employment

If you have been employed by a distinguished organization in an essential capacity, then you meet this criterion.

High Income

If you have a significantly high salary or have significant equity in a VC backed company, then you meet this criterion.

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Creative Dreamers.

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.

Are you ready to make your dream a reality?              

How We Work


We will have a call to make sure you qualify for what you are seeking.

2. Design

We have another call to get details about you and your company.

3. Inspire 

We share documents, contracts, and letters for you or others to sign.

4. Create

You sign all final documents & launch your new journey!



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Mika Newton 

Singer & Actress 

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Why choose us?

We specialize in working with talented creators. We are a team of immigrants ourselves who have worked with talented people from all over the world. We have also been a remote team since 2013 before remote work was a thing. We can proudly say that we are specialists in talent-based immigration and connecting with our clients even from thousands of miles away.

Every dreamer has legal questions.


We have legal answers.


Relax.  leave the law stuff to us.




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