O-1 Extraordinary Ability Individuals


  1. O-1 Extraordinary Ability Individual visas are for the following persons to work in the U.S.:

a)    Extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, education, business or athletics such as prominent persons in the field; or

b)    Extraordinary achievement in motion picture and/or television productions such as outstanding or notable persons in the field.

  1. Family members may join the O-1 Extraordinary Ability Individual to the U.S. in O-3 status.
  2. Non-spouse partner (regardless of gender) of temporary work visa holders may join them in the U.S., depending on the criteria.
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    This article is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on as a legal advice or an attorney-client relationship.  For more information, please contact Aik Wan Kok, Immigration Attorney at Tiya PLC, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-507-9767 (office) or 703-772-8224 or www.tiyaimmigration.com.  Tiya PLC is a U.S. professional law practice specializing in U.S. immigration law.  Ms. Kok and Tiya PLC provide legal representation to foreign nationals, individuals and their families, employers and companies in all stages and aspects of green card and work visa matters.



“Aik Wan's work is very thorough and she pays a tremendous attention to detail ensuring you the best and fastest outcome for your immigration trial. I have used her services twice; once to obtain an H1-B visa and once for my greencard application. Both times she was able to convince the US immigration department to give me my documents way sooner then is average. My greencard case was fully approved in even less then 4 weeks. I can't wait to use her services for my naturalization.”
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