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Overview of O-1 Visas — A Quick Guide. Kiritsis Law Group 212 922 0005

Apr 18, 2021

One of the most misunderstood visa types, with regards to federal immigration laws, seem to with regards to the O-1 Visa. Hopefully, this legal guide would help dispense with some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the O--1 Visa. Oftentimes the O-1 Visa is referred to as the visa category reserved for those non U.S. citizens deemed to have an extraordinary and highly specialized gift and/or skill set. Although such notion is generally (albeit hyper simplistically) a correct observation, it may be a good idea to be aware of the following: i) There are several categories by which such a petitioner applicant can illustrate his talent/gift/specialty. ii) Although, labored efforts have been made to better quantify the level of ability of such an individual, among a number of petitioner applicants, with the greater labor force pool. A number of issues, with regards to the O-1 Visa seem to often arise when discussing the qualification criteria. It is important to keep in mind that the number of successful such petitions are up slightly from those 5-7 years ago (I.e from around $25,000 to roughly 31,000). Taxes can often play a major role in the way that authorities determine an O-1' approval potential, as well as, its effect on such applicants at large.

 

Sources:

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

U.S.C.I.S.

U.S. Constitution

 

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