Category: ‘O1 Visa’

New Form I-9, Becomes Mandatory on January 22, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released an updated version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new Form I-9, dated 11/14/2016, will become mandatory on Jan. 22, 2017, replacing the version dated 03/08/2013, which may continue to be used until Jan. 21, 2017. Under federal immigration law, employers must maintain a properly completed […] Read more

Nov, 22, 2016

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O-1 Visa Standards Breifly Discussed

O-1 Visa Standards The O-1 Visa Standards and requirements are centered around providing sufficient evidence to substantiate the beneficiaries standing in his or her field of endeavor. The beneficiaries standing in the field can be manifested in countless ways depending on each applicant’s individual situations. We will use a, A Song Writer for this example, […] Read more

Sep, 04, 2016

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How Long Does the O-1 Visa Process Take?

O-1 Visa Process It depends on how you choose to process your O1 visa application. There are two distinctive handling alternatives that are offered by the USCIS, Regular Processing, and Premium Processing. In the event that a candidate uses theRegular Processing option then current handling times are around 2 months in spite of the fact […] Read more

Sep, 04, 2016

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O1 Visa Filing Fees Set to Rise

  May 2016 the USCIS published a notice proposing an increase in the filing fees for most visa applications, including the O1 Visa for nonimmigrant workers with extraordinary ability in the art, science, business, education, athletics and motion pictures and television industry. Current fees to file for an O1 visa are $325 for regular processing […] Read more

May, 29, 2016

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NYC Hits Record Job Total Across All Five Boroughs

NYC Hits Record Job Total Across All Five Boroughs When Mayor de Blasio came into office in January 2014 and promised an economy that was both vibrant and inclusive, there were plenty of skeptics wondering if he could deliver on his promise. As it turns out, he has delivered in a big way. In February […] Read more

May, 20, 2016

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Looking For a Recommender for your O1 visa letter of recommendation?

One of the most important things to keep in my when you’re applying for an O-1 visa is the people who will serve as your recommenders. Immigration officers put a lot of importance on the O1 visa letter of recommendation, they can often make or break the petition. What constitutes as a solid recommender?   […] Read more

How a Visitor Visa Can Benefit an O-1 Visa Applicant

Let’s say you’re thinking about moving to the U.S. to further your career on an O-1 visa, but you’re not sure about employment or where you might want to live? Wouldn’t it be smart to visit the U.S. first and conduct some research? Absolutely! Generally speaking, there are two types of visas: Nonimmigrant Visa: Is […] Read more

Self-Employment And Filing For an O-1 Visa

Many people around the world are self-employed. Creative Artist International understands these are hard-working individuals with a drive to succeed. When filing a petition for an O-1 Visa, you may wonder if it’s possible to qualify if you’re partially or fully self-employed. The short answer? No. If you’re planning on coming to the United States to […] Read more

The Deal With Deal Memos & Obtaining Your O1 Visa

                    Creative Artist International comes across potential O1 visa recipients on a daily basis who ask, “What exactly is a deal memo?” It’s evolved overtime from it’s crude beginnings as a simple piece of paper, like a napkin (which is still in use today), to electronic […] Read more

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You’re Offered a New Job…Do You Need An Amended O1 Visa Petition?

Your O1-B Visa petition is approved and finalized. You’ve moved to the Big Apple and found a nice little apartment in the upper west side close to that amazing falafel truck you love. The acting career is going well and you may even get a bigger scene in an upcoming episode. You’re all set! Except, […] Read more

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