USA - O Visa

The O-1 non immigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

The O non immigrant classification are commonly referred to as:

  • O-1A: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (not including the arts, motion pictures or television industry);
  • O-1B: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry;
  • O-2: Individuals who will accompany an O-1 artist or athlete to assist in a specific event or performance;
  • O-3: Individuals who are the spouse or children of O-1 and O-2 visa holders.

Documents Required

  • A written consultation with a peer group in your area of ability
  • A copy of any written contract between you and your employer, or summary of terms of the oral agreement under which you will be employed
  • Copies of evidence that the services to be performed either:1. Primarily involve a specific scientific or educational project, conference, convention, lecture or exhibit sponsored by scientific or educational organizations or establishments, or
    2. Consist of a specific business project that requires an extraordinary executive manager, or highly technical person due to complexity of the project

  • Evidence that you have received a major internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize, or copies evidencing at least three of the following:
  • Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavour
  • Membership in associations in the field which require outstanding achievements as judged by recognized international experts
  • Published material in professional or major trade publications or newspapers about you and your work in the field
  • Participation on a panel or individually as a judge of the work of others in the field or an allied field
  • Original scientific or scholarly research contributions of major significance in the field
  •  Authorship of scholarly articles in the field in professional journals or other major media
  • Evidence that you command a high salary or other high remuneration for services
  •  Evidence that you have performed in a leading or critical role for organization or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.

  • Copy resume or CV 
  • Copy of diploma and transcripts. Any documents not in English must be translated.
  •  If currently in U.S., provide the following 
  •  copy of current I-94 card, passport and other immigration documentation
  • I-20(s) and employment document, if applicable 
  • DS-2019(s)/IAP-66(s) and/or waiver, if applicable
  • Copy of I-797 Approval notice of current status
  • If currently working for another employer as O-1, please provide copies of all O-1 approval notices

  • 6-10 Letters of Recommendation from recognized experts in the field: Include copies of their CVs. No more than one letter should come from Wayne State and one letter from the current employer. The remaining letters should come from other well-established experts in the field. USCIS gives greater weight to letters from people who appear to be unconnected to the foreign national. Ideally, the letters should come from as varied group of people as possible (inside and outside the U.S., academic institutions, government, private sector, etc.)
  • Official employment letter - Must include job description, position title, dates of employment and salary.

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