Applying for an O-1A Visa in the U.S.
What is an O Visa?
The O-1A visa is aimed at individuals demonstrating extraordinary abilities in sciences, business, athletics, sciences, and in the case of the O-1B visa, the motion picture, and television industry. You must be able to demonstrate this by sustained national/international acclaim and be coming to the U.S. temporarily.
There are various important features to know about the O-1A visa before our immigration lawyers in Miami help you apply.
- You can work legally with this visa, but if you change jobs you will need a new visa
- These visas can be issued quickly
- O-1A visas are granted for the amount of time needed for a particular event, but can be extended indefinitely
- You can travel in and out of the U.S. provided all visa stamps and statuses are valid
To apply for an O-1A visa, you need to file the Form I-129, 45 days before the date of employment. For the O-2 visa, you also need to file the same form, with the relevant documents.
For an O-3 visa (for family of O-1 and O-2 visa holders), spouse and children can apply and study in the U.S.