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O1A Visa and O1B Visa Documents

 O1A VISA AND O1B VISA DOCUMENTS

O1A VISA DOCUMENTS

List of documents that may be included in the O1A visa petition. The list is an overview and exact O1A visa documents depend on a case by case basis. Additional documents may be necessary depending on the specific case.

BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTS OF BENEFICIARY:

  • Copy of Passport I.D. Page;
  • Copy of U.S. Visa I.D. Page (if applicable);
  • Copy of I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (if applicable);
  • Original I-20’s or DS-2019’s for F1, M1, and J1 visa holders (if applicable);
  • DOCUMENTATION ESTABLISHING YOUR EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY;
  • Resume/CV.

O1A visa documents can be the following:

Documentation showing receipt of a major internationally recognized awards or other nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in your field;

 Or provide as much of the following as possible:

  • Documentation of membership in associations in the field that require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields.
  • Published material about the applicant in professional trade journals, newspapers and other major media discussing applicants achievements including the title, date, and author of such published material, and any necessary translations.
  • Evidence of participation on a panel or individually as a judge.
  • Evidence of original scientific, scholarly, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field.
  • Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional journals, or other major media.
  • Evidence that you have commanded and now command a high salary or other remuneration for services, evidenced by contracts or other reliable evidence.
  • Evidence that you have been employed in a critical or essential capacity for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation; or documented evidence showing that the services primarily involve a scientific or educational project, conference, convention, lecture, or exhibit sponsored by bona fide scientific or educational organizations or establishments.

RECOMMENDED EVIDENCE

  • Affidavits, agreements, awards, and similar documentation reflecting the nature of your achievement, executed by the person in charge of the institution, firm, establishment, or organization where prior work was performed.
  • Affidavits that are written by present or former employers or recognized experts certifying to the recognition and extraordinary ability.

O1B VISA DOCUMENTS

The following is a list of O1 visa documents that may be included in the O1B visa petition. The exact documents for an O1B visa case is on a case by case basis. Additional documents may be necessary depending on the specific case.

 BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTS OF BENEFICIARY:

  • Copy of Passport I.D. Page;
  • Copy of U.S. Visa I.D. Page (if applicable);
  • Copy of I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (if applicable);
  • Original I-20’s or DS-2019’s for F1, M1, and J1 visa holders (if applicable);
  • Resume/CV;

O1B VISA DOCUMENTS ESTABLISHING YOUR EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

Evidence for the O-1B Visa can be the following:

Evidence of receipt, nominations, or significant national or international awards or prizes including but not limited to Academy Awards, Grammys, or Director’s Guild Awards;

Or provide as much of the following as possible:

  • Performed and will perform services as a lead or star participant in productions or events which have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by critical reviews, advertisements, publicity releases, publications, contracts or endorsements.
  • Achieved national or international recognition for achievements, as shown by critical reviews or other published materials by or about the beneficiary in major newspapers, trade journals, magazines, or other publications.
  • Performed and will perform in lead, starring, or critical role for organizations and establishments that have a distinguished reputation as evidenced by articles in newspapers, trade journals, publications, or testimonials.
  • A record of major commercial or critically acclaimed successes, as shown by such indicators as title, rating or standing in the field, and other occupational achievements reported in trade journals, major newspapers or other publications.
  • Received significant recognition for achievements from organizations, critics, government agencies or other recognized experts in the field in which the beneficiary is engaged, with the testimonials clearly indicating the author’s authority, expertise and knowledge of your achievements.
  • A high salary or other substantial remuneration for services about others in the field, as shown by contracts, W-2s, paystubs, tax returns, letters from employers, information from the employer as to whether the wage is significantly high as compared to other similar workers, or other reliable evidence.

RECOMMENDED EVIDENCE

  • Website printouts that show your name, title, and role within the organization, and letters from those organizations describing your role.
  • Proof that the organization or establishment is recognized as having a distinguished reputation. The relative size or longevity of an organization or establishment is not in and of itself a determining factor;
  • Evidence of your performance in a leading or critical role for a prominent organization.
  • Affidavits, contracts, awards, and similar documentation reflecting the nature of your achievement, executed by the person in charge of the institution, firm, establishment, or organization where prior work was performed.
  • Affidavits written by recognized experts confirming to your recognition and extraordinary ability, which shall accurately describe your recognition and ability or achievement in precise terms and set forth the expertise of the affiant and the manner in which the affiant acquired such information.
  • Letters from current or former employers, co-workers, supervisors, etc.

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