How Can I Obtain a Visa for Extraordinary Ability?

You may not be particularly looking for a permanent residency in the United States. But your specific career path may require you, your employees, and your dependents to frequently travel back and forth from the country. This is when applying for an O visa may be deemed necessary.  Continue reading to learn how to obtain a visa for extraordinary ability or talent in a specific field and how an experienced work authorization permit lawyer in Milwaukee, WI, at Sesini Law Group, S.C. can help you prove your eligibility.

What is the O-1 visa?

First of all, an O-1 visa is a type of non-immigrant temporary worker visa. This is designated for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, along with those who possess extraordinary achievements in the motion picture or television industry. The specific subsets of the O-1 non-immigrant visa are as follows:

  • The O-1A non-immigrant visa: this is for individuals with extraordinary talent in the sciences, education, business, or athletics.
  • The O-1B non-immigrant visa: this is for individuals with extraordinary talent in the arts or extraordinary achievements in the motion picture or television industry.
  • The O-2 non-immigrant visa: this is for individuals who will accompany an O-1 artist or athlete to assist in a specific event or performance.
  • The O-3 non-immigrant visa: this is for individuals who are the spouses or children of O-1 or O-2 visa holders.

How can I obtain a visa for extraordinary ability or talent in a specific field?

You are required to submit Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, for the O-1 non-immigrant visa. Evidently, to obtain this visa type, you must prove that you have an extraordinary ability or talent in the first place. Examples of this are as follows:

  • If you are an individual with an extraordinary talent in education: you may supplement your application with a written opinion from a United States organization (i.e., college or university) that describes your ability.
  • If you are an individual with an extraordinary talent in science: you may supplement your application with the calendar for your proposed research in the United States.
  • If you are an individual with an extraordinary talent in athletics: you may supplement your application with the schedule of games you are supposed to play in the United States.
  • If you are an individual with an extraordinary talent in the arts: you may supplement your application with the schedule of concerts you are supposed to perform in the United States.

You must not hesitate and reach out to a skilled work authorization permit lawyer in Milwaukee, WI as soon as you possibly can. Our team at Sesini Law Group, S.C. will be awaiting your phone call.

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