Extraordinary Skill Visas
About the O Visa
The O visa is a work visa for persons with extraordinary skill or ability in the arts, sciences, business or athletics. That skill must have been recognized nationally and/or internationally.
The foreigner's extraordinary skills must be demonstrated through awards, published work, etcetera
The application requires a written consultation from a peer group, expert, labor organization attesting to the foreign employee´s skills or talent
This visa requires a petitioner, which means that the employer must file the application on behalf of the foreign employee
O visas can be issues very quickly, if the employer chooses to file for expedited processing.