O-1 Visa

Key Updates

  • USCIS implements new immigration fees starting April 1, 2024.
  • USCIS adjusts nonimmigrant worker petition fees, with substantial increases for H-1, L, and O categories.
  • USCIS implements changes in premium processing time, introduces a $50 discount for online filings, and merges biometrics costs into the primary benefit fee.

O-1 Visa Articles

  • USCIS Fee increase 2024

    USCIS Fee Increase 2024: What You Need to Know

    Published on February 02, 2024

    USCIS has released the new immigration fees under the final rule which goes into effect on April 1, 2024. Additionally, USCIS has published new forms that correlate to these updated fees (April 1, 2024 – June 3, 2024 USCIS will honor a grace period and accept prior editions of most forms). In January, USCIS published…

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    Strategies for Entrepreneur Green Cards Webinar

    Published on December 06, 2023

    We recently live-streamed a webinar discussing some effective strategies for entrepreneurs to obtain green cards. Our legal team dove deep into some real-world scenarios in which startup founders, entrepreneurs and other business people (those self-petitioning or self-petitioning through an entity that they control) can use to maximize their chances of approval! Below is a recap…

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    How to Write a Perfect O-1 Visa Recommendation Letter

    Published on December 02, 2023

    The O-1 visa is an employment-based immigration visa saved for immigrants who showcase special abilities in their individual field. Whether it be science, business, athletics, or art, the United States government reserves the O-1 visa for those who have usually achieved some sort of national or international acclaim in their former home country, and wishes…

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    O-1 Visa to Green Card: How to Get Approval

    Published on November 28, 2023

    Making the leap from a temporary visa to a green card is more than just a legal transition; it’s a transformative life event. The freedom to hone a career without a looming deadline, or the joy of being able to bring your family to join you permanently in the United States. While temporary visas provide…

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    How to Work For Multiple Employers on an O-1 Visa

    Published on November 20, 2023

    The opportunity to work for multiple employers is one of the most advantageous perks of the O-1 visa. While many people are aware of this, only a few understand how it really works. This article explains the visa application process and the terms for working in the U.S. under the O-1 employment category. Be Better…

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    O-1 Visa Agent

    Published on November 13, 2023

    The O-1 is a special nonimmigrant visa for those foreign nationals that can be classified as extraordinary. Part of the extraordinary nature of this visa is that you can have an O-1 visa agent represent you, provided some criteria are met. This post will help you better understand the rules surrounding an O-1 visa agent…

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    Can You Self-Petition for O-1 Visa?

    Published on September 05, 2023

    If you are wondering if you can self-petition for an O-1 visa, the short answer is no, not in the traditional sense. But, you can create a company as an applicant and employ yourself as a way to establish an employee-employer relationship. That means those who are not necessarily employed or have not received a…

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    O-1 Visa vs EB-1 Green Card | Differences, Approval Rate, Processing Time

    Published on August 16, 2023

    The O-1 visa and the EB-1 green card are both very attainable visa options for foreign extraordinary workers but it’s important to understand the differences and benefits of each one respectively. If you’re planning on switching from an O-1 to an EB-1 status, the process will require some changes that each applicant will need to thoroughly…