O-1A

IF YOU HAVE RISEN TO THE TOP OF YOUR FIELD IN BUSINESS, SCIENCE, EDUCATION OR ATHLETICS, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN O-1A VISA.

Path Law Group has a decade of experience securing O-1A visas for CEO’s, researchers, professors and athletes. If you believe that you among the top of your field, we will review your work and walk you through the requirements of the visa and together we can decide if the O-1A is the right fit..

The Basics

The O-1A is an temporary work visa for those in the arenas of business, science, education and athletics who have risen to the tops of their fields. Satisfying the O-1A requirements may be as simple as showing evidence of a major, international prize or as complex as providing a wide array of evidence spanning an entire career. Thankfully, USCIS has set out clear guidelines for how to qualify for O-1A status and a qualified attorney should have no problems determining your eligibility. 

For more information please see our complete O-1A visa guide.

Fast Processing

Standard wait times for O-1A visas are short – sometimes as little as two weeks. There are some points during the year where wait times are longer, in which case Premium Processing ($1,225) is still an option.

Benefits/Challenges

Benefits:

  • May allow applicant to work for multiple employers
  • Can be renewed indefinitely with no maximum term
  • Quick processing even without premium processing

Challenges:

  • Requires a high level of achievement
  • Requires at least one job offer