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What Is the Process to Get an O-1 Visa? Take a Look at This Helpful Flowchart

by | May 19, 2021 | Immigration, O-1

There are lots of reasons you might be considering getting an O-1 visa. Maybe you don’t qualify for the H-1B, TN, or L-1, but you are a professional athlete. Or a successful executive. Or performer, professor, scientist, doctor, or simply someone who works in a non-traditional line of work who has managed to garner “sustained national or international acclaim” or who has a “demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement” in their field and wants to come to the U.S. to continue their work.

If this describes you, the O-1 comes with a lot of benefits.

But how to you do it? What is the process to get an O-1 visa?

As with most types of visa in the United States, the road to actually obtaining an O-1 visa can be long and difficult, full of confusing twists and turns. Which is why I decided to help you visualize the steps with a flowchart that takes you through the entire process from beginning to end.

From opening strategy sessions to evidence evaluation to filing the petition and (hopefully!) getting approval, this flowchart covers every step that you will need to take.

Take a look!











You can also download a PDF of the flowchart for yourself right here.

As you can see the process to get an O-1 visa involves quite a few steps. There is no small amount of planning and preparing included if you want to ensure that you turn in the best possible petition.

At Marks Gray, our immigration team has worked with many individuals seeking the O-1 classification and helped them successfully obtain visas so that they can continue their careers in the United States. If you would like to learn how we can help you through the process to get an O-1 visa, don’t hesitate to reach out.



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