O-1: Visa Alternative to H1B, Faster, Better, Cheaper

April 1 comes and goes every year. And for hundreds of thousands of foreign techies in U.S., it is no fun considering that they are far too stressed out on annual fools’ day, to be thinking of playing pranks on their friends and colleagues. It is the day when the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) starts accepting petitions and get the lottery game ready. While you are worrying about your chance to win out of lottery, there might be another way to assuage your stress. In today’s article, we would like to provide an overview of the O-1 visa as the alternative to H1B.

What is O-1 visa?

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics (O1A), or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry (O1B) and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

The O nonimmigrant classification is commonly referred to as:

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