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Assisting Immigrants Of Extraordinary Ability

Immigrants who have extraordinary abilities in the sciences, business, athletics and arts can obtain an O-1 visa to enter the United States. Unfortunately, proving that a person is an immigrant of extraordinary ability is a complex and challenging process. At Steven C. Thal, P.A., our knowledgeable lawyers help exceptionally talented immigrants navigate these difficult cases with ease.

Our Minnetonka immigration attorneys help immigrants across Minnesota and around the world obtain O-1 visas. We will guide you through every step of the process and help you and your family get the best possible outcome. You can schedule a consultation now by calling us at 612-424-2942 or toll-free at 800-265-7441.

What Are The Eligibility Requirements For O-1 Visas?

To obtain an O-1 visa, applicants must prove that they have demonstrated extraordinary ability in their field by showing sustained national or international acclaim and recognition. Applicants must also be one of only a few individuals in their field who have risen to the highest levels of accomplishment. Examples of this acclaim include being featured in high-profile trade publications, having served in associations that require extraordinary achievements or having made original and significant contributions to their respective field.

Individuals who meet these criteria must then also have:

  • A written opinion from a peer group, labor organization or person with expertise in the relevant field
  • A contract between the immigrant and their employer
  • Three pieces of evidence of their accomplishments and extraordinary abilities
  • An itinerary of events or activities with start and end dates

Depending on the specifics of your situation, there may be other requirements to obtain an O-1 visa. Because of the often complex nature of these cases, it is critical that you contact one of our employment immigration lawyers to get a comprehensive analysis of your situation.

Schedule A Consultation With An Immigration Attorney

Talking to one of our lawyers can make the O-1 visa process a simple and efficient process. You can speak to one of our knowledgeable immigration advocates now by calling us at 612-424-2942 or toll-free at 800-265-7441. We can also be reached by email.

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