The O1 visa is designed for foreign nationals who have “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics”. The extraordinary ability must be demonstrated by “sustained national or international acclaim” and an O1 Visa Lawyer NYC can assist in proving your case. The O1 Visa is also available to foreign nationals in motion pictures and television who can demonstrate a record of “extraordinary achievement”. O1 Visa occupations include almost any creative field, for example, photographers, chefs, carpenters and lecturers, businessman, dancers. The person must be coming to the United States to work in his or her field of ability, but the position need not require the services of a person of extraordinary ability.
In order qualify for an O1 visa you must demonstrate that you possess extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, education, athletics, the motion pictures or television industry. You must show that you have achieved or sustained international acclaim. You must be coming to the United States to perform temporary services for a U.S. employer relating to an event or events.
In order to establish that the foreign national has an Extraordinary Ability in the field in question, he must provide documents showing that he achieved a high level of expertise, which puts him/her as one of a small percentage at the top of the field. The requirement for Artists and entertainers is much higher and an O1 Visa Lawyer NYC can help putting together a persuasive case.
**This is general information and is NOT intended to provide legal advice.
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