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There are multiple options for individuals who want to come to the United States who possess some special talent, whether in the educational field, entertainment field, or athletic field. Enlisting the help of a trusted immigration attorney in Coral Springs can ensure that your application process goes smoothly and you select the right visa option for your goals.
Guerra Sàenz, PL is led by a board-certified immigration lawyer, Luis A. Guerra, Esq., who is among the National Association of Distinguished Counsel that feature the top one-percent of attorneys and has a superb 10.0 Avvo rating. If you would like assistance applying for a temporary visa for your special work in the U.S., our team is here to help. We work to provide you with a smooth and stress-free transition.
There are many types of temporary work visas available in the United States if you are currently abroad. If you are an entertainer, performer, athlete, or established and well-known professional in a certain field, you have two options:
An O Visa is a type of non-immigrant temporary visa for workers with extraordinary abilities. It is often given to individuals who work in the field of education, arts, athletics, science, or related areas. For example, this may include a chef (defined as the arts), a potential NBA recruit, or even a leading professor in a distinct field. The Citizenship and Immigration Service will rely on the advisory opinion from the related union regarding the applicant's abilities.
If granted, the initial maximum time is three years, however, unlimited 1-year extensions may be granted to an O-1 visa holder.
This visa can be granted to performers in a group, athletes on a team, teachers, coaches, or other unique and acclaimed performers coming to the U.S. for work purposes. The intention of the visa is to allow the performer to stay for a single performance, event, or game, however, this can be defined further as a season or contract.
If granted, you may be allowed to stay for up to a full year, while athletes are granted up to five years.
Visa applications and processes can be complicated.
Call (888) 936-3228 to talk to an experienced O and P visa attorney in Coral Springs!
To qualify, applicants must:
Because this visa is for athletes, teams, or entertainment groups, the qualifications are slightly different depending on your situation.
Below are some of the requirements for P Visa -- for more information, reach out to our P Visa attorney in Coral Springs:
Need to apply for an O or P visa? We can help. At Guerra Sàenz, PL, we have a decorated record of serving our clients – including representing in over 1,000 cases in front of the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Department of State. Our firm is led by a lawyer who is native Spanish speaker who immigrated to America at 15 years old. He is also a board certified Coral Springs immigration lawyer and is recognized in the top one percent of attorneys in the country. Reach out to us today for help.
Are you part of an entertainment group or athletic team? Call (888) 936-3228 to learn about your visa options. Our O & P Visa lawyers in Coral Springs can help! We also speak Spanish. Call today!