The O-1 Visa is a type of work visa. However, an O-1 Visa is different
from other work visas in that it is for individuals who possess extraordinary
ability in certain fields. These fields include:
A demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture
or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally
for those achievements.
The O-1 Visa application petition should be handled by the U.S. employer
and not the individual applicant. The U.S. employer can be a company and
can also be a U.S. agent.
If a U.S. company acts as the petitioner for the individual, the individual
applicant cannot work for any other employer. The applicant must remain
employed for the company for the entire duration of the O-1 Visa.
On the other hand, if a U.S. agent acts as the petitioner for the individual,
the agent may be the actual employer. Where the agent is the individual's
petitioner, the individual applicant has the opportunity to work for different
employers via the U.S. agent.
There is no exception to the U.S. employer requirement for an O-1 Visa.
To determine if your U.S. employer or agent qualifies as a petitioner,
please call us at (562) 464-6934 for a free consultation. At the Law Offices
of Michael M. Felix, we specialize in obtaining O-1 Visas. We have worked
on thousands of O-1 Visa applications and have over ten years of experience.
With a 99.9% approval rate, we know what it takes to submit an approvable
O-1 Visa application. Call us today.