What Exactly Is an O-1 Visa and Who Is It For?
The O-1 is able to accommodate a wide range of foreign nationals who display specific talents and accomplishments, but might not qualify for other employment-based visas or may want an alternative.
What Professions Can Qualify to Receive This Type of Visa?While known for helping athletes and artists from other countries come to the U.S., O-1 visas can actually be used by people in a variety of other fields as well:
- High level managers and executives
- And others in non-traditional occupations
Can Anyone in Those Specific Professions Get an O-1 Visa?No. In order to qualify, you need to be able to offer evidence that you have either:
- enjoyed national or international acclaim for a sustained amount of time, or
- that you possess a record of extraordinary achievement in your particular field.
Additionally, you must show that your plan is to come to the United States to keep working in the field in which you have gained acclaim.
Our immigration team has enabled numerous clients to further their careers in the U.S. by helping them earn O-1 visas.