The O-1 category is set aside for persons of "extraordinary" ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. In addition, applicants must intend to work in their area of extraordinary ability or achievement. No numerical cap is placed on the annual admission of these non-immigrants.
The requirements vary depending on whether the applicant is a person of extraordinary ability in the arts (lower standard), motion pictures (mid standard) or sciences, business, athletics (highest standard).
In general the applicant must show evidence of either:
Receipt or nomination for a major national or international award attesting to his extraordinary ability (e.g. Academy Award, Grammy, Director’s Guild Award, BAFTA, Ballon D’or)
Other evidence of extraordinary ability.
Also increasingly in recent years, deal memos have become integral to the process particularly in relation to actors and entertainers.
What Can Our Law Firm Do For You?
The law firm has over ten years experience in representing clients in the complete process from initial consultation to your US Visa application, through to issuance of a United States Visa by the US governmental immigration authorities such as the American Embassy. We have experienced success in several cases and are proud of our track record. Because of the unique complexities of the extraordinary ability visa, it is highly advisable to seek competent legal advice. In specific in terms of the O-1 visa we need to assess amongst other factors, whether the applicant is a person of extraordinary ability as defined by the U.S. Immigration & Nationality Act and other relevant U.S. Immigration Law regulations. This law firm is able to provide such advice.
Please contact us so that we can help you determine whether this visa category is the best one for you.
If we feel you qualify and you instruct us to represent you then we can promptly initiate your immigration application