O Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
This visa category is for people who are recognised at a national or international level for their extraordinary ability or achievement in one of several fields. There are 4 O visa categories:
O-1A For people who have an extraordinary ability or achievement in one of the following areas: science, education, business, or sports.
O-1B For people who have an extraordinary ability or achievement in the arts: music, theatre, film, and the like.
O-2 For assistants to sportspeople and artists on O-1A or O-1B visas who are essential to the visa holder's work in the US.
O-3 For the families (partner and/or children) of O-1A and O-1B visa holders. Please note that the US does not recognise unmarried partners for visa purposes.
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