INA 101(a)(15)(o)(i)

INA 101(a)(15)(o)(i)


▪ Generally, an applicant needs to show that they have been recognized for their talent over a period of time.
▪ There should be extensive evidence to support this claim.
▪ The applicant is coming to the US to work in the same field as their talent.


[INA 101] Definition of O Visa Applicant.
(a) As used in this chapter;
(15) The term “immigrant” means every alien except an alien who is within one of the following classes of nonimmigrant aliens;
(O) an alien who:

Law Text

(i) Has extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim or, with regard to motion picture and television productions a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement, and whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation, and seeks to enter the United States to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability. INA 101(a)(15)(o)(i).

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