Keys to Secure an O-Visa in the USA

Travelling to the United States with a job offer is a wonderful opportunity to broaden your professional experience and make your way in a market full of opportunities. With an O-Visa in the USA, you can travel to the country with a job offer, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our immigration lawyer can help you with this.

Through the O Visa, the U.S. government gives you the opportunity to practice your professional career in the area to which you belong, as long as you have a recognition that qualifies you as an expert, with an outstanding achievement in the occupation you practice.

Our immigration lawyer has the necessary experience to provide the legal advice you need so you can comply with the proper process when applying for a visa in the USA. Make an appointment now and get ready to work legally in the United States.


What is an O-Visa in the USA?

The O Visa is a type of non-immigrant visa, which is especially directed to those who have extraordinary ability in one of the professional fields mentioned by USCIS, which are: education, science, business, athletics, or extraordinary achievement in the fields of film and television, demonstrated by national or international recognition.

With this visa, the worker will be able to practice his or her specialization in a company in the United States, as long as he or she has a petitioning party that is able to demonstrate the need for the professional services that the visa beneficiary possesses.


How to apply for an O Visa in the USA in 3 steps?

The process to apply for an O Visa in the USA is quite simple, especially when you have the proper legal support of an immigration lawyer who will provide the necessary help in the collection of each of the necessary requirements, as well as in the legal steps that must be followed to obtain a positive result.

Below, we explain the 3 essential steps that you must follow in order to complete the application for an O Visa in the USA.

Step 1: File the petition for nonimmigrant worker

A U.S. employer, U.S. agent, or foreign employer through a U.S. agent should file Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on your behalf, along with the required evidence according to the form instructions. Your employer or agent cannot file the petition more than one year before they actually need your services. To avoid delays, your employer or agent should file your Form I-129 at least 45 days before the date of employment.

Step 2: File the necessary evidence

The petitioner must provide evidence demonstrating your extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, business, education, or athletics, or extraordinary achievement in the motion picture industry. The record must include at least three different types of documentation corresponding to those listed in the regulations, or comparable evidence in certain circumstances, and the evidence must, as a whole, demonstrate that you meet the relevant standards for classification. 

Step 3: Apply for your visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate

Once USCIS approves your petition, you can apply for your O Visa in the USA at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The Department of State (DOS) establishes visa application processing and issuance fees.


Why do you need an immigration lawyer to apply for an O-Visa in USA?

Although the process of applying for an O-Visa in the USA can be quite simple, it is always important that you can count on the support of an immigration lawyer that will allow you to be sure that you meet each of the requirements requested by USCIS for the approval of your visa without any issues.

Keep in mind that the lack of a requirement or an error in your application, can delay your process or even cause you to be rejected by the immigration institution, preventing you from being able to practice your profession in the country. To avoid this type of situation, make an appointment now and work with our immigration lawyer for an opportunity to work with an O Visa in the USA. Schedule an appointment.


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