People who have special abilities in areas such as art, research, medicine or sport, and feel that the time to apply for an American work visa or Green
Card has come must choose the visa that best suits their needs and dreams. We are talking about the O1 visa a.k.a. the visa for people with extraordinary abilities.
What Are the Steps?
Step 1: You must fill out an application, also known as the DS-160. This form has the questions in English, but you can check the translation by selecting “Spanish” in the Tool Tip.
Step 2: Once you’ve finished, do not forget to print your confirmation page!
Step 3: Please visit the website of the Visa Information Service and select the category of non-immigrant visa; then follow the onscreen instructions.
What Documents Are Required?
- Confirmation page of the DS-160 form.
- Valid passport in good condition. Otherwise, you must get a new one before applying for the visa.
- Color photograph. The photograph must be 5 cm x 5 cm (2 inches x 2 inches), front view, showing shoulders and full face, white background. If you are not able to upload a photograph on your DS-160, you can have it taken at the embassy or bring it with you.
- The Notice of Action (I-797A, B or C form) and a photocopy or facsimile of it (if a petition has been made).
- O-2 visa applicants must submit a copy of the I-797A-B or C form confirming the approval of the petition for the O-1.
Any Other Documents?
It is necessary to show evidence of your skills (e.g. press articles, medals and insignia from competitions or events, published books or articles, etc.).