What you Need to Know About your Visa Type

Find necessary and required information for the following visa types

The O1 Visa Guide

The O-1 visa is a prestigious and sought-after U.S. visa designed for individuals who possess extraordinary abilities or achievements in various fields, ranging from the arts and sciences to business and athletics. At Guideli, we understand the unique qualifications required for the O-1 visa and offer our expertise to guide individuals through the intricate application process.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the O-1 visa, applicants must demonstrate extraordinary ability or achievement in their respective field. The definition of "extraordinary ability" varies across industries but generally requires a high level of recognition and accomplishment. The O-1 visa is available in several categories, including O-1A for individuals with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, education, business, or athletics, and O-1B for those in the arts, motion pictures, or television industry.

Criteria For O-1 Visa

You must satisfy at least 3 of the following:

  • Receipt of lesser nationally and internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavour;

  • Membership in associations in the field which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by experts in the field;

  • Published materials about the individual in professional or major trade publications, or appearance/published materials about the individual in other major media;

  • Participation, either individually or as part of a panel, as a judge of the work of others in the field (including having served as a reviewer/referee for articles to be published, on discussion and advisory panels, etc.);

  • Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic or business-related contributions of major significance in the field;

  • Authorship of scholarly articles in the field, as published in professional or major trade publications or in other major media;

  • Employment in a critical or essential capacity for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation; and/or

  • Commanding a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services, as compared to others in the field; and/or

Industries and Functions:

  1. Science and Education (O-1A): Professionals conducting groundbreaking research, receiving international recognition, or contributing significantly to their field may qualify.

  1. Business (O-1A): Leaders, entrepreneurs, or executives with exceptional achievements and a history of success in their industry.

  1. Athletics (O-1A): Accomplished athletes with a record of extraordinary achievements, recognized nationally or internationally.

  1. Arts (O-1B): Individuals in the arts, including performers, musicians, painters, and other artists, who have achieved distinction or recognition in their field.

  1. Motion Pictures and Television (O-1B): Actors, directors, producers, and other professionals in the entertainment industry with a proven track record of excellence.

Application Process:

  1. Form I-129 Submission: The U.S. employer must file Form I-129, Petition for a Non-immigrant Worker, on behalf of the O-1 visa applicant.

  1. O-1 Advisory Opinion: Obtain an advisory opinion from a relevant union, peer group, or management organization in the applicant's field.

  1. Document Compilation: Compile a comprehensive portfolio of evidence showcasing the applicant's extraordinary abilities or achievements.

  1. USCIS Submission: Submit the completed Form I-129 with supporting documents to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Benefits of the O-1 Visa:

  • Flexibility: O-1 visa holders can work for multiple employers but must continue activities that qualify them for the visa.

  • Duration: Initial approval is for up to three years, with extensions available in one-year increments.

  • Family Accompaniment: O-1 visa holders can bring their spouses and children under the age of 21 to the U.S.

Conclusion:

The O-1 visa provides a pathway for exceptional individuals to contribute their

talents to the United States. At Guideli, we specialize in navigating the complexities of the O-1 visa application process, ensuring our clients showcase their extraordinary abilities effectively.


To embark on your EB-1A journey or explore other immigration avenues, contact our expert team at info@guideli.com

Disclaimer: This content provides general information and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized guidance, consult with our immigration professionals.

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What you Need to Know About your Visa Type

Find necessary and required information for the following visa types

The O1 Visa Guide

The O-1 visa is a prestigious and sought-after U.S. visa designed for individuals who possess extraordinary abilities or achievements in various fields, ranging from the arts and sciences to business and athletics. At Guideli, we understand the unique qualifications required for the O-1 visa and offer our expertise to guide individuals through the intricate application process.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the O-1 visa, applicants must demonstrate extraordinary ability or achievement in their respective field. The definition of "extraordinary ability" varies across industries but generally requires a high level of recognition and accomplishment. The O-1 visa is available in several categories, including O-1A for individuals with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, education, business, or athletics, and O-1B for those in the arts, motion pictures, or television industry.

Criteria For O-1 Visa

You must satisfy at least 3 of the following:

  • Receipt of lesser nationally and internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavour;

  • Membership in associations in the field which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by experts in the field;

  • Published materials about the individual in professional or major trade publications, or appearance/published materials about the individual in other major media;

  • Participation, either individually or as part of a panel, as a judge of the work of others in the field (including having served as a reviewer/referee for articles to be published, on discussion and advisory panels, etc.);

  • Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic or business-related contributions of major significance in the field;

  • Authorship of scholarly articles in the field, as published in professional or major trade publications or in other major media;

  • Employment in a critical or essential capacity for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation; and/or

  • Commanding a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services, as compared to others in the field; and/or

Industries and Functions:

  1. Science and Education (O-1A): Professionals conducting groundbreaking research, receiving international recognition, or contributing significantly to their field may qualify.

  1. Business (O-1A): Leaders, entrepreneurs, or executives with exceptional achievements and a history of success in their industry.

  1. Athletics (O-1A): Accomplished athletes with a record of extraordinary achievements, recognized nationally or internationally.

  1. Arts (O-1B): Individuals in the arts, including performers, musicians, painters, and other artists, who have achieved distinction or recognition in their field.

  1. Motion Pictures and Television (O-1B): Actors, directors, producers, and other professionals in the entertainment industry with a proven track record of excellence.

Application Process:

  1. Form I-129 Submission: The U.S. employer must file Form I-129, Petition for a Non-immigrant Worker, on behalf of the O-1 visa applicant.

  1. O-1 Advisory Opinion: Obtain an advisory opinion from a relevant union, peer group, or management organization in the applicant's field.

  1. Document Compilation: Compile a comprehensive portfolio of evidence showcasing the applicant's extraordinary abilities or achievements.

  1. USCIS Submission: Submit the completed Form I-129 with supporting documents to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Benefits of the O-1 Visa:

  • Flexibility: O-1 visa holders can work for multiple employers but must continue activities that qualify them for the visa.

  • Duration: Initial approval is for up to three years, with extensions available in one-year increments.

  • Family Accompaniment: O-1 visa holders can bring their spouses and children under the age of 21 to the U.S.

Conclusion:

The O-1 visa provides a pathway for exceptional individuals to contribute their

talents to the United States. At Guideli, we specialize in navigating the complexities of the O-1 visa application process, ensuring our clients showcase their extraordinary abilities effectively.


To embark on your EB-1A journey or explore other immigration avenues, contact our expert team at info@guideli.com

Disclaimer: This content provides general information and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized guidance, consult with our immigration professionals.

Your personalized immigration companion from pre departure to settlement.

Guideli © 2023.

Connect with us.

Your personalized immigration companion from pre departure to settlement.

Guideli © 2023.

Connect with us.

Your personalized immigration companion from pre departure to settlement.

Guideli © 2023.

Connect with us.

Your personalized immigration companion from pre departure to settlement.

Guideli © 2023.

Connect with us.