The actual official wording of this category is: –Evidence of the alien’s participation on a panel, or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied field of specialization to that for which classification is sought.
O-1A visa Judge: There are many opportunities in Science, Education, Business and Athletics where you might have to serve as a judge or might have the chance if you have pursued, to serve as a judge. This is another one of those criteria’s that US Immigration favors because it eliminates the wondering of the level of where you stand in the field, if you’re judging other professionals then by definition you’re recognized as an expert and thus more credible as an O-1A visa candidate.
Many top professionals are required to or have been invited to sit on some kind of panel to judge the work of others; in fact it’s practically routine in many industries. Therefore demonstrating to USCIS that your work as a judge due to you extraordinary ability is simple.
If you have never judged or been invited to judge anything in your career to date, start thinking about how you can open up such opportunities. Think outside the box. We have had many clients light up when this option is presented to them, and they go off and work on this and before you know it, they’ve managed to get themselves invited onto some panel or another. Getting the judging category satisfied is a very good category, because if done well, we can move this from a subjective event to an objective event, especially if the other members on the panel have distinguished reputations in their own right, we can document that too.
We would personally like to encourage you to contact us so that we can work closely with you in not only identifying which categories might work best for you, but also discuss what categories you may be closest to. We have many clients who have retained us to help them at an early stage to work up their O-1A visa cases. Also, there are some clients who, having studied the list of O-1A criteria, find that they can, at least in theory, satisfy more than three categories, and had no idea that this tremendous opportunity even existed for them.
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