O-1 / P-1 - FOR ALIENS OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY
The Law Office of Brian T. O’Neill can counsel you through the process of assisting individuals of extraordinary ability or exceptional ability who are seeking temporary entry through US employers, for a project, event, performance, etc., in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.
The O-1/P-1 temporary nonimmigrant visa is for foreign national who possess extraordinary ability and/or demonstrated international achievement and recognition, in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, or who have demonstrated a record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for such achievements.
The O-1/P-1 require employer sponsorship – a foreign national cannot self sponsor or self petition for an O-1 or P-1 Non-immigrant visa on his/her own behalf.
Typically the O-1/P-1 will be admitted to the USA for the length of the project, performance, event, etc., as described in the petition, for a period of up to three years. Once in the USA, an employer/employee may apply to extend status in one year increments.
The Law office of Brian T O’Neill can provide the tools you need to make the most informed decisions about applying for the O-1/P-1 visas. Find out how the process works, what timing and considerations are involved, what forms and supporting exhibits must be submitted before submitting an O-1/P-1 visa package.
Call the Law office of Brian T. O’Neill at 617-722-4000 or contact us online. We will gladly answer your questions or schedule a consultation.