The O-1 visa allows highly skilled foreign citizens to live in the United States for up to three years. This particular visa type is known as a visa of choice for outstanding science researchers, but its application is actually much broader. Foreign citizens can apply for an O-1 visa by demonstrating sustained excellence in any one of numerous skill sets, including arts, sports, education, business, and science. Potential O-1 visa applicants should compare this visa to the many other visa categories intended for highly skilled persons, such as employment immigration visas, H-1B multi-year visas for specialty workers, and J-1 multi-year visas for exchange program participants. Finding the best visa for a given situation can be critical to achieving an applicant’s goal of coming to America and/or gaining permanent U.S. residency.
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