United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interprets the meaning of “extraordinary ability” differently, depending upon the visa category for which you are applying.
There are two visa categories for which demonstrated extraordinary ability is required, the O-1 and the EB-1. An O-1 visa is a nonimmigrant, or temporary, visa category while the EB-1 leads to permanent resident status in the U.S. There may be strategic legal reasons for applying in one category or the other, which we will discuss with you during the initial meeting.
At Ronzio & Associates, we help employers comply with U.S. immigration law when hiring foreign individuals. We can also assist qualified, extraordinary individuals file an EB-1 petition without having an existing employment arrangement. Contact Ronzio & Associates in Los Angeles, California, at 866.441.1458 or email us today.
Under both options, it is possible to bring family members with you to the U.S. The O-1 also permits certain, essential support staff to accompany you on tours or exhibitions. Our firm has assisted many world-renowned and talented people. To determine your eligibility for a visa for persons of extraordinary ability, we encourage you to speak with an immigration attorney at Ronzio & Associates.
Our law firm is built upon trust and long-standing relationships with our clients. To speak with one of our lawyers about a labor certification, green card, visa or other immigration matter, call Ronzio & Associates at 866.441.1458. For assistance by email, contact us online.