O-1B Visa

Are you an extraordinarily talented individual with national or international recognition in arts, motion pictures, or television? Consider the O-1B visa as your key to continuing your artistic life in the U.S. At Oguz Law, we provide comprehensive guidance to individuals with extraordinary ability in their fields from around the globe at every stage of their O-1B visa processes, helping them seize the opportunities awaiting them in the U.S.

What is the O-1B Visa?

The O-1B visa is designed for individuals with extraordinary abilities in the arts, motion pictures, or television. This includes artists, actors, musicians, directors, and others recognized for their high level of achievement.

Who Qualifies for the O-1B Visa?

Qualification for the O-1B visa requires:

High Level of Skill and Recognition

Evidence of recognition and acclaim at a national or international level.

Distinction in the Field

Must be recognized as outstanding, notable, or leading in the field.

Evidence of Success

Awards, critical reviews, commercial success, or recognition by organizations and critics.

How Does the Application Process Work?

Step 1: Initial Consultation and Eligibility Assessment

We assess the applicant’s eligibility for the O-1B visa, looking at the eligibility of the applicant’s field and work and the chances for proving that the applicant has an extraordinary ability in their field.

Step 2: Completion of Intake Questionnaires and Document Checklist

We send the employer and the employee the intake questionnaires, a checklist for documents to be provided, and a sample detailed job description to obtain information necessary for applying for the O-1B visa. Upon completion, the applicant shares the questionnaires, necessary documents, and job description with us.

Step 3: Document Preparation and Review

We and the applicant go over potential support letter writers for the O-1B petition and discuss the content of support letters. After that, the applicant begins collecting drafts of support letters. We review the applicant’s documents and information and requests from the applicant and complete any missing information and documents.

Step 4: Drafting Forms, Finalization of the Application Packet, and Submission

We draft necessary forms, including G-28 and I-129, and share forms and any remaining support letters with the applicant to be signed and sent back to Oguz Law. The applicant pays a filing fee if not already paid. We put the signed forms, support letters, and cover letter in the application packet and send them to the USCIS.

Step 5: Post-Submission Procedures

After submission, we share a copy of the application packet and receipt notice with the applicant. Upon receipt, we share the Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice with the applicant, with instructions about the ASC appointment, and ask the applicant to confirm that they will be able to attend the ASC appointment. If a Request for Evidence is received, we discuss the response and necessary documents with the applicant. When additional documents are received, we draft the response and submit it to the USCIS.

Step 6: Visa Approval and Post-Approval Procedures

When the O-1B petition is approved, we send a copy of the approval notice to the applicant. Receive a copy of the approval notice, and let us guide you through post-approval procedures, making your American dream a tangible reality.

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    What Are the Benefits of the O-1B Visa?

    The O-1B visa includes benefits such as:

    Initial Stay and Extension

    Valid for up to three years, with possible extensions.

    Ability to Work for Multiple Employers

    Each employer must file a separate petition.

    What Are the Required Application Documents?

    Necessary documents for an O-1B visa include:

    Petition from U.S. Employer or Agent

    Must be filed by a U.S. entity.

    Evidence of Extraordinary Ability

    Must meet the criteria set for the field.

    Consultation with Relevant Organization

    A written opinion from the relevant labor or management organization.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, the O-1B visa allows dual intent.

    Initially up to three years, with extensions possible.
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