Critical employees to the O-1 can secure an O-2 status. We have secured O-2’s for critical employees across various industries and functions (e.g. a Chief of Staff for a Start-up Founder/CEO).
To qualify for an O-2 visa, your assistance must be an “integral part” of the O-1A visa holder’s performance and you must have critical skills and experience with the O-1 visa holder that are not of a general nature and cannot be readily performed by a U.S. worker.
It is often the case that our clients’ achievements qualify under these criteria, as per the plain language of the regulations, even if it may not seem to be the case when you are reviewing your own accomplishments. Contact us to learn about how your accomplishments and achievements can qualify under the criteria of the O-1!