Demonstrate extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim, or a record of extraordinary achievement in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology, science, arts, business or athletics. The O-1 beneficiary must be able to demonstrate at least 3 out of the 8 criteria below:
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!
On average, it takes 4 – 12 weeks for Bay Immigration Law to prepare an O-1 case to file with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, depending on the particulars of your case. In general, the process is as follows:
We have an introductory phone call and go over your plans, requirements, and the documentation/information that will be necessary to proceed.
We send out an Engagement Letter establishing the Attorney-Client Privileged relationship, and outlining the legal and government costs for the preparation and filing of the case.
Once the Engagement Letter has been returned to us, we will make a formal request for documentation and information to begin preparation of the case.
On a continuing basis we work with you to collect the information and documentation to fulfill the submission requirements for the Forms, Letter of Support and Packet.
Once the packet is complete, we prepare a physical packet (in duplicate) at our Palo Alto office and ship it to USCIS for adjudication. If you are attending a Consular Interview, we will walk you through the process of booking a Consular Interview, and will prepare you for the interview a week or two prior to the interview.