O Visa Lawyer in Ohio
Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements
Individuals who possess any type of extraordinary ability or who have made
significant achievements in science, art, education, business, or athletics
are in high demand in the United States economy. Foreign nationals who
want to live and work permanently in the U.S. and who can demonstrate
that they possess such abilities are designated as
priority workers and are placed in the first preference category for employment-based immigration
visas. For those who only need to come to this country on a temporary
basis, the O category is the appropriate type of non-immigrant visa.
What type of O visa is right for you?
There are four subcategories of the O visa, including:
The main type of O visa is intended for the individual who possesses extraordinary
ability in one of the fields mentioned above. Proof of such ability may
be supplied with evidence of "sustained national or international
acclaim," or evidence that the individual has reached a level of
skill and knowledge in the subject that places him or her at the pinnacle
of the field. The applicant must be coming to the U.S. for the purpose
of performing work or demonstrating exceptional ability in the specified area.
The O-1B visa is largely similar to the O-1A, except for the distinction
that it is intended for individuals with extraordinary ability or who
have made extraordinary achievements in the motion picture or television
industries. An individual who is qualified for this type of visa is widely
recognized in the field for outstanding skill or leading achievements.
United States immigration law makes provision for the fact that individuals
in the O-1A and O-1B categories will typically require assistance in the
performance of their work. The O-2 visa makes it possible for an assistant
or support staff to accompany an O-1 visa holder when traveling to this
country, provided that the services of the applicant cannot easily be
supplied by a worker in the U.S.
The O-3 visa is for the immediate family of an O-1 or O-2 visa holder.
It permits the family to remain with the primary traveler throughout the
duration of the visa stay period, up to three years initially with the
Let Us Help You with the Process
The process of applying for an O-type visa is complex, and applicants frequently
encounter complications and unnecessary delays due to confusion and backlogs
with the immigration authorities. For the success of your endeavors, it
is in your best interest to work with an attorney from
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