O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa

O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa

Your Case is Our Priority

Obtaining a non-immigrant visa to the United States in any circumstance is difficult. If you want to visit this country for the purpose of work, or any other reason, then you need the help of an experienced attorney. The Orange County O-1 visa lawyers at our office have the experience that you need on your side and the dedication to see to it that you receive the best possible service. We have handled these cases before, and we know the best course of action to help you obtain the O-1 visa you seek.

As a person with extraordinary ability, it is important that you are not hindered in your endeavors. We understand the duration of time required in obtaining a visa, and we understand the need to work quickly in order to prevent obstacles such as the annual visa limit. If you have extraordinary ability in your field, and you wish to continue your work temporarily in the U.S., then waste no time in retaining our exemplary legal services.

We are available 24/7 to take your call.

What counts as extraordinary ability?

The O-1 visa is for those who have been recognized as individuals with extraordinary ability in a certain field. The visa will allow you to come to the United States to continue work in the same field for a temporary period of time and return to your country at the end of your visa's validity period.

Here are some examples of the fields that are considered in extraordinary ability visas:

  • Scientific discovery
  • Education
  • Business
  • Athletics
  • The arts
  • Motion picture or television industry

To be considered as one of extraordinary achievement, you will need to show that you have received national or international acclaim. This means that you will need to demonstrate that you are part of the small percentage of business, science, or education professionals who are considered to be leaders of the field. If you are extraordinary in the arts, then you will need to show significant distinction through a high level of achievement through skill and recognition. To be considered as an extraordinary individual in the motion picture industry, you must be recognized as outstanding in the field.

Why You Need a Lawyer on Your Side

One of the most important aspects of the application process for this visa is the consultation. As part of the application, you will need a written advisory from a peer group dictating your skill level and whether or not you should be considered as one of extraordinary ability. If you are part of the motion picture industry, the advisory must come from an appropriate labor union and management organization. Your peer group (or a selected representative) must be a part of the same field, and they must have expertise in your field to accurately ascertain your level of ability.

Obtaining an effective consultation is a serious matter that should be dealt with by your attorney. Our Orange County O-1 visa lawyers can work to ensure that the advisory comes from a non-biased party, and that it accurately represents your abilities. We have handled these cases in the past, and we know how to help you effectively pursue the results that you need.

Decades of Experience on Your Side

When you choose The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you are working with a law firm that has been steeped in U.S. immigration law for many years. Each of our attorneys in Orange County brings their own years of experience to the table, as well as their unique abilities to better serve our clients. Your case is always our number one priority, and your success is our success.

We offer 24/7 availability so that you can have your questions answered and gain the legal advice that you need anytime, day or night. Our firm also offers a free case evaluation. We understand the necessity to feel comfortable with your lawyer in the case of immigration matters, and we work to accommodate this as much as possible. Take advantage of this free consultation immediately and begin the process of obtaining the visa that you need for your future.

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Whether you are facing criminal charges, contemplating divorce, struggling with debt, or dealing with complex immigration issues, The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman is well-equipped to help. With more than three decades of experience, our skilled attorneys in Orange County, CA are available to assist with a wide range of legal matters. All you have to do is fill out the form below or give us a call at (949) 558-2799 to get started. From there, we can help guide you down the right path. Fill out our free and confidential case evaluation form below. A qualified attorney will evaluate your case and determine how the firm can help.

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