O1 visa process
The O-1B Visa Application Procedure
The O-1B Visa is one of the best ways for people with special talents and distinguished achievements in the television or motion picture industry to live and work in the US. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers an in-depth explanation of the application procedures for the O-1B Visa. We have listed
herein the complete application procedure to help you understand the various requirements and how to go about the whole application process.
The General Eligibility Criteria
As mentioned in the definition itself, in order to be able to qualify for the O-1B Visa, individuals must demonstrate extraordinary capabilities or achievements in the motion picture or the television industry. This achievement or ability must be demonstrated to a degree of recognition as well as skill that is above and beyond the abilities that are usually encountered in the industry. The person should also be recognized as an outstanding or leading member in the television or motion picture field.
The Application Process
The application process for the O-1B Visa might seem to be a wee bit complicated, but if you have the right guidance and support, it’s actually quite simple A petitioner for the O-1B Visa needs to file the I-129 Form. This form is a Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers in the US and it needs to be filed with the USCIS Office that is listed in the firm. The application can be made upto maximum one year before the actual need for the individual’s services in the US. The U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services advises applicants to file their forms at least 45 days prior to the date of employment in the U.S. in order to unnecessary delays. In order to submit the I-129 form, an applicant also needs to attach the following documentary evidence.
Consultation – This includes a written advisory opinion from a person designated by the peer group with experience in the same industry or a peer group.
The consultation must always come from relevant labor unions and management organizations that have the requisite expertise in the same field. There are a few exceptions to the consultation requirement as well. If individuals can demonstrate that labor organizations or peer groups do not exist in their field, the decisions will be based entirely on the evidence of record in this criteria.
Contracts between applicants and beneficiaries – The applicant must submit copies of written contracts signed by and between the applicant and the employer/ beneficiary in the US. The USCIS can also accept oral contracts in the form of a summation of the elements of the contract as evidenced by emails, written summation or any other evidence which demonstrates the same. All such summations must confirm what was offered by the beneficiary and what was accepted by the applicant.
Itinerary – The applicant needs to explain the nature of the event(s) and/ or activity(ies) that he/ she plans to take part in, including but not limited to, a copy of the itinerary, the start and end dates and the validity period.
Why Stern Deeds LLC?
Seems to be too complicated? If yes, Stern Deeds LLC is the ideal solution for you. We help our clients to apply and obtain the O-1B Visa at minimal costs and also offering access to unique networking events, relocation services, career guidance and advice. The biggest advantage of choosing Stern Deeds LLC as your preferred O-1B Visa Agent is that we don’t burden you with exorbitant sponsor rates and go out of our way to ensure that your stay in the US is as comfortable as possible.