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 

 

Tips

  • 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.