Persons with Extraordinary Ability
Who qualifies for an O visa?

The O visa category is for highly talented or acclaimed foreign nationals who may not qualify in other work-related
nonimmigrant categories such as H, L, or J, or who wish to avoid those classifications for various reasons.  Especially
helpful to artists, athletes, entertainers, high-end chefs, and business persons lacking professional degrees, the O visa
classification can be an alternative to the H-1B visa.

The O visa is available for:

A foreign national who has demonstrated extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or
athletics, proven by sustained national or international acclaim or the receipt of internationally recognized
An individual who has the critical skills an experience necessary to assist in the artistic or athletic
performance of an O visa holder for a specific event, and is an integral part of the actual performance; or
A dependent spouse or child of an O visa holder.  (Dependents are not authorized to work in the US.)
To consult with an attorney about an O visa, please contact:

Edward D. Neufville, III, Esq.
MoraisNeufville Law Firm, LLC
The World Building
8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 502
Silver Spring, MD 20910
P: (301) 562 - 7995
F: (301) 562 - 8199