One of the many possible things you can submit with your O-1 application to show that you are at the top of your field is a scholarly article (or several!) that you have had published. What exactly makes an article “scholarly,” though? What kinds of pieces should you submit? What Should You Submit as a “Scholarly Article” for Your O-1 Visa Application? Generally speaking, qualifying articles include those that have been published in peer-reviewed publications […]Continue Reading
O-1 Questions: What Is Needed to Prove Contributions of Major Significance to Your Field?
If you want to qualify for an O-1 visa, you need to show that you are one of the best in your particular field. One of the ways to do this is to show that you have made major contributions to that field. These contributions must be original, and they can be scientific, scholarly, or business-related. How exactly do you prove these contributions? Typically, the best way to do this is to solicit testimonials and […]Continue Reading
O-1 Questions: How Can You Show Evidence of Judging Others’ Work?
In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, it is important to convince USCIS that you are successful and well-respected in your specific field. One accomplishment that can go a long way towards proving this argument is if you have served as a judge over other people’s work. But what kinds of “judging” qualifies? And what can you provide as evidence of judging to prove you actually served as a judge? What Kinds of “Judging” […]Continue Reading
O-1 Questions: What Published Materials and Awards Show You’re at the Top of Your Field?
When applying for an O-1 visa, you may need to show evidence of working “at the top of your field”. This could include internationally recognized awards and publications. You may wonder, what are some specific examples of these materials? What awards or publications demonstrate enough expertise to submit? What qualifies as an internationally recognized award? The award needs to be considered prestigious and related to your activities in the United States. For example, you could […]Continue Reading
What Does a Foreign National Need to Do to Apply for an O-1 Visa?
If you have looked into the O-1 visa and determined that you qualify, the next step is figuring out what you must do to apply. Since this visa is employer-specific, that means that either they or their designated agent has to complete Form I-129 with an O supplement and file it with USCIS. But that is just the beginning. The real “meat” of the application is the O-1 visa evidence that you must provide to […]Continue Reading
Not just anyone can get an O-1 visa. That is probably the best place to start. This type of visa is typically reserved for world-class athletes, artists, entertainers and the like. Those are just a sampling of the professions that qualify for O-1 visas, though. The O-1 is able to accommodate a wide range of foreign nationals who display specific talents and accomplishments, but might not qualify for the H-1B, TN, L-1, or other employment-based […]Continue Reading