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.  


Basic Requirements

  1. The foreigner's extraordinary skills must be demonstrated through awards, published work, etcetera  

  2. 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. 




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Offices in the United States & Colombia


United States Offices

860 Saint Johns Place

Brooklyn, NY 11216

Tel: (+1) 347-772-2188

90-35 191st Street
Queens, NY 11423
Tel: (+1) 347-772-2188


Colombia Office

Calle 96 # 10-29, Oficina 402

Bogotá, Colombia

Tel: (+57 1) 618-1493

Cel: (+57) 300-336-9681





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