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O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for someone with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry with international recognition.

The O visa classification:

  • O-1A: individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics.
  • O-1B: individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry.
  • O-2: individuals who will accompany an O-1, artist or athlete, to assist in a specific event or performance
  • O-3: individuals who are the spouse or children of O-1's and O-2's

For more information click the following links:

  • General Eligibility Criteria
  • Application Process O-1 Visa
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Consultation
  • Exceptions to the Consultation Requirement
  • Contract between petitioner and beneficiary
  • Itineraries
  • Agents
  • Evidentiary Requirements for O-1A:
  • Evidentiary Requirements for O-1B
  • Application Process O-2
  • Consultation
  • Post-Petition Approval
  • Initial Period of Stay
  • Extension of Stay
  • Family of O-1 and O-2 Visa Holders
  • Changing Employers
  • Return Transportation

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