At USILAW, our immigration attorneys are passionate about helping artists, filmmakers, and other entertainment professionals legally enter and work in the United States. If you are in need of an O-1B visa, our team of skilled advocates can walk you through the application process and provide the strong support you need to maximize your chances of success.
O-1B visas are reserved for individuals who have demonstrated a high level of skill, achievement, and recognition within the arts or film industries. “Extraordinary ability” means that a person has received distinction substantially above that which is ordinarily encountered, to the extent that the beneficiary is considered a renowned or leading figure in their field. Applicants must provide evidence of this national or international recognition, such as an Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy, or Director’s Guild Award, or evidence of at least three of the following:
To apply for an O-1B visa, petitioners must file Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, with the USCIS within one year prior to the actual need of their services. It is recommended that this form be filed at least 45 days prior to the date of employment to minimize delays.
Like most immigration matters, petitioning for an O-1B or any other type of employment visa can be an immensely complex procedure which can expose petitioners and beneficiaries to a wide margin for error. At USILAW, our immigration lawyers are highly knowledgeable regarding the various laws which influence immigration matters and can handle the legal heavy lifting on your behalf. With 24- hour availability and personalized attention dedicated to each case, we have what it takes to help you navigate through the immigration process with ease.