By Jessica Cook
The O-1A visa category is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics who want to work in the United States. These individuals are a part of a small percentage of people who have risen to the very top in their respective fields of expertise.
To qualify for an O-1 visa, the foreign national must have sustained national or international recognition in his or her area of expertise and be coming to the United States to continue working in his or her area of extraordinary ability.
Sustained national or international recognition is evidenced by the foreign national’s receipt of a major, internationally-recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize or evidence of at least three of the following: Read more…