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Eligibility criteria for O-1 visa

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The good news is that the scope of the O-1 visa is pretty broad. The list includes sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, entertainment and other fields.

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Eligibility criteria for O-1 visa

  1. 1. Website: www.ilexlaw.com | Contact No: 1.202.367.9138 | Email Id: info@ilexlaw.com Who qualifies for an O-1 visa? The O-1 visa requirement is probably the most demanding in the US Immigration Law. Only top of the top professionals with extraordinary ability or achievement qualify. The good news is that the scope of the O-1 visa is pretty broad. The list includes sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, entertainment and other fields. Here are some bullet points that best describe the O-1 visa: (More information can be found on our website: www.ilexlaw.com) • National or international recognition. • An alien (foreign national) with extraordinary cannot petition for himself. An individual must have a US employer (sponsor) to file an O-1 petition of his/her behalf. • A foreign national has to enter the US to work in the field of his extraordinary ability. Practically speaking, an employer that sponsors the foreign national should have some expertise in that field. • High salary is a plus but not required. • A contract between a US company and an O-1 visa applicant is required. • Advisory Opinion is required. This means a letter from an appropriate labor organization, if such exists; stating that this particular individual indeed has extraordinary ability in his field. *** USCIS officers are not experts in every single area of business. They do not make decisions whether applicants are exceptional or not, they simply require opinions prepared by specialists who know what they are talking about.
  2. 2. Website: www.ilexlaw.com | Contact No: 1.202.367.9138 | Email Id: info@ilexlaw.com One of the most famous or notorious O-1 visa holders examples are Alexander Ovechkin and Justin Bieber. Everyone has heard of them, including USCIS officers. They certainly achieved international fame and have extraordinary abilities in their fields. However, most visa applicants in such narrow fields as neuroscience or macroeconomics are not known by the public. All O-1 visa petitions must be carefully prepared and analyzed. Our law firm prepared and got approved a great number of O-1 visas in almost every field. Please reach out to us with questions. We have an online customer service chat support on our website www.ilexlaw.com or one of our staff members is always available for a phone call 1.202.367.9138. Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ilexlaw Twitter: https://twitter.com/ilexlawpllc Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ilex-law-pllc Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Ilexlaw

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