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Those who are considered to have extraordinary abilities and have been recognized on a national or international level for their achievements in athletics, the sciences, education, art, motion pictures, television, or business may be able to obtain an O-1 visa to come to the United States

If you are seeking an O-1 visa or you are seeking to help a prospective employee obtain the O-1 visa, count on Panteva Law Group, LLC. Our team has the skill, experience, and determination needed to see your case through to a successful resolution.

Contact us online or call (312) 471-0014 to learn more about the O-1 visa and whether you may qualify for it.

Types of O-1 Visas

There are two types of O-1 visas. Both are considered non-immigrant visas, meaning they only grant temporary permission to work in the U.S.

Panteva Law Group, LLC can help you apply for an:

  • O-1A: This is for individuals who have proven extraordinary ability in athletics, business, education, or the sciences. This excludes the arts and visual entertainment industry
  • O-1B: This is for individuals who have proven extraordinary ability in the arts or have significant achievements in the television or motion picture industries
  • O-2 visa: This visa is for individuals who will accompany an O-1 artist or athlete to assist in a specific event or performance. This visa requires that they be an essential part of the O-1 applicant’s performance.
  • O-3 visa: This visa is for spouses or children of O-1 applicants.

Am I Eligible for an O-1 Visa?

To qualify for an O-1 visa, the applicant must provide evidence of their eligibility in order to come to the United States to work on a temporary basis in their area of expertise. Depending on your field, you must prove your extraordinary ability, how you excel in your specialty, that you have international recognition. Your stay in the U.S. must also be temporary.

Some examples of acceptable evidence may include:

  • Awards
  • Ranking/title at your business
  • Outstanding or significant research
  • Certifications and degrees

Application Process for O-1 Visas

To apply for an O-1 visa, you must file Form 1-29, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, with the USCIS office. The petition can’t be filled out more than one year before the actual need for entering the U.S. The ideal time to apply for an O-1 visa is at least 45 days before the date of employment.

The application process for an O-1 visa can be complex. It’s vital to have an experienced attorney on your side who can guide you through the application process and ensure that you provide the evidence necessary to demonstrate that you are qualified for an O-1 visa. Failing to apply for the visa adequately can affect your ability to obtain the visa.

File Your Application with Our Chicago Employment Immigration Lawyer

It’s important to begin the petition sooner rather than later – it must be filed at least 45 days before the date of employment and a substantial amount of documentary evidence must be provided. When you work with Panteva Law Group, LLC, you can trust that our team will take the time to understand your needs and work to find a solution that meets the requirements of ever-changing business immigration law.

Contact our team today to find out if we are the right fit for you.
Call (312) 471-0014 to speak with an O-1 visa lawyer in Chicago.

Why Hire Panteva Law Group LLC?

  1. We have a high success rate In approvals.
  2. We create tailored solutions based on your business or family's needs.
  3. We treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect.
  4. We aggressively pursue every single option available to you.
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