Other Visa Options - O Visa
The O Visa
Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in thearts, sciences, athletics, education or business, may apply for an "O" visa. Beneficiaries in the sciences, athletics, education or business field must show that they have risen to the top of their field, as evidenced by national or international recognition. Beneficiaries in the arts must show prominence and a record of extraordinary achievement. Beneficiaries in the motion picture or television industry need to show a high-level of accomplishment, above that ordinarily encountered in the field. The O visa is usually granted for three years and is renewed in one year increments. The O visa may be renewed indefinitely. A spouse of an O visa holder cannot apply for work authorization.