Ep 4: Maria Fernanda Melgarejo-Ainsworth, Managing Partner at Melga Law - Exploring the O-1 Visa, Eligibility, 30-day filing
The O-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa category for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry. This visa is intended for individuals who have reached the top of their field and have a high level of achievement, recognition, and expertise in their area of expertise.
Melga Law: https://www.melgalaw.com/
Zeno Links: www.gozeno.io/links
00:00 - Introduction
01:11 - Maria's Background
06:55 - Why O-1 visa is not in the news
10:51 - What is an O-1 visa?
12:10 - Eight qualification criteria
14:02 - Can O-1 visa be self-sponsored?
16:31 - What is the process in applying for O-1 visa?
21:33 - Costs
22:28 - Examples of O-1 visa approvals
27:30 - EB-2 NIW
29:30 - Working towards a O-1 visa
34:35 - Q&A
44:22 - Conclusion