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O-1 Visa

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The O visa is for those outstanding workers in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business looking for a visa to perform short-term work in their area of specialization in the United States. Individuals of Extraordinary Ability will be allowed a maximum initial stay of three years. A request for extension of stay may be granted for up to one year dependent upon the itinerary.

PhDs. Musicians. Journalists. Athletes. Actors. The Law Offices of Stephanie DiPietro proudly assists immigrants who wish to reside in the US based upon their contributions to the arts, sciences, sports, film, television, and stage.

The O-1 nonimmigrant 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 nonimmigrant classification is 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. For an O-1A, the O-2’s assistance must be an “integral part” of the O-1A’s activity. For an O-1B, the O-2’s assistance must be “essential” to the completion of the O-1B’s production. The O-2 worker has critical skills and experience with the O-1 that cannot be readily performed by a U.S. worker and which are essential to the successful performance of the O-1 Visa
O-3: individuals who are the spouse or children of O-1’s and O-2’s

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