EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY (O VISA)

A foreign national who possesses extraordinary ability, or a record of outstanding achievement, in: education, business, the arts, or science; may be eligible for this nonimmigrant Visa.

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The O visa is a nonimmigrant visa given to foreign nationals who possess extraordinary talent or knowledge in the arts, the sciences, business, education, or athletics, or have a proven record of exceptional accomplishments in cinema or television. This person must have received national or international recognition for their achievements in their field.

There are multiple subcategories of O visas available to meet a variety of different needs. The subcategories include:

  • O-1A- for foreign nationals who demonstrate exceptional talent or knowledge in athletics, business, education, or the sciences
  • O-1B- for foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability in the arts or exceptional achievement in cinema or television
  • O-2- for persons who will assist the foreign national in their endeavors or performances while in the U.S. Specific criteria apply to assistants in each of the visa subcategories
  • O-3- this subcategory allows the spouse and/or children of the primary visa holder to accompany him or her to the U.S.

Also read about O-VISA APPLICATION PROCESS OVERVIEW

Related form: I-129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To qualify for an O-1 visa, you must be coming to the U.S. temporarily to continue your endeavors in the specified field that you have a record of extraordinary ability in and have been nationally or internationally recognized for. By USCIS definition, extraordinary ability for:

  • Athletics, business, education, or science, is an exceptional level of expertise that places the foreign national in the top 1 percent of their field.
  • Arts, is distinction demonstrated by a high level of accomplishment in the field due to exceptional skill and recognition.
  • The company you will help establish in the U.S. must be affiliated with the foreign company, and the foreign company must continue to do business
  • Cinema or television, is an exceptional level of achievement and recognition accomplished because of significant skill and talent.

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Check your Eligibility, Register, Sign (or Schedule a Consultation First). Begin by answering one of our online questionnaires. If all goes well, our software will tentatively assign you a case.* You’ll be able to register, create your profile and request an individualized price quote for your case; for free. You can then sign our electronic retainer at the quoted price (subject to certain reservations). Or, if you prefer, you can schedule and pay for a consultation, before signing. If you choose to make us your attorneys by signing right away; after using our secure online system to make your first payment, you’ll still be prompted to schedule a consultation. To ethically and most effectively serve you, our Full Attorney Representation Service always begins with a consultation. Please visit our How our Legal Services Work page.*
Have your Initial Consultation with your Attorney and let them get to work. Your attorney will contact you as scheduled, for your consultation. They will verify your eligibility for the case our software pre-selected, and make sure it is actually the best option for you. Your attorney will detail the steps for handling your specific immigration matter, and render you any necessary and pertinent legal advice. Addressing your questions, and requesting any documents and information that you’ll need you to provide (such as birth certificates), will also be priorities of the consultation. If you did not already retain Zontlaw formally, your attorney will send you a price quote (with the $150 dollar consultation fee deducted from the cost of your representation); after the consultation. You can then formally sign and retain us as your attorneys. After you make your first payment, your attorney will proceed to the next step. If you have already retained us, you’ll make your first payment if you haven’t already (the one after the $150 minimum), and your attorney will automatically proceed to the next step. How our Legal Services Work page.*
Finish completing your Forms, your Attorney Checks your Petition, and you Submit. You will use our innovative software system to continue to fill out the necessary forms for your case, and any supporting documentation. Then when you have completed everything, your attorney will check your USCIS forms for accuracy, completeness, adherence to USCIS standards and procedures, and any possible ineligibility/inadmissibility grounds that might come up. Your attorney will tell you how best to address any problems with your petition that they observe, and then you will make the necessary and/or recommended changes. If you elected for the add-on service of having your attorney check your supporting documentation, they will also give you feedback on that. Once you have made the proper changes, you will print your petition, sign where indicated, and then send it off to USCIS in the pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope, we provide. From there, you’ll only have to make sure to respond to any ensuing correspondence or requests from USCIS, should there be any. How our Legal Services Work page.*

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ZONTLAW LAW OFFICES OF JULIA GREENBERG

With more than a decade in the field, Julia Greenberg has earned a reputation as a highly successful immigration attorney. Since 2006, she has represented countless corporate and individual clients in complex matters ranging from removal (deportation) to asylum, family, business and investor’s petitions, and employment-based cases.

Authorized to practice in immigrant courts throughout the United States, Ms. Greenberg may also appear before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern districts of New York, and the New York Supreme Court. Ms. Greenberg takes pride in helping clients who have been unable to get satisfactory results elsewhere. Her honesty and compassion, combined with her expertise and vast knowledge of immigration law make her a formidable opponent in court – resulting in a long list of satisfied clients and positive referrals.

Outside of court, Ms. Greenberg often addresses Congress regarding relevant legislation. She also devotes her spare time to making presentations at local events, where she answers questions for New York’s immigrant community.Ms. Greenberg is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she is a member in good standing in its New York Chapter. Ms. Greenberg is also fluent in Russian.

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  • Avatar Kate Burtsev ★★★★★ a month ago
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    I am an athlete whose I-140 was initially denied by the USCIS. I was lucky to find Julia, who in just couple of days was able to correct my case and  gather, review necessary documents and file a timely appeal. In just 3 months after she … More did it, my case was approved. Thanks to Julia I am now designated to be extraordinary in the eyes of USCIS.
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