O1 Visa Professions Sub-Categories

O1 Visa Professions

O1 Visa Professions

O1 Visa Professions sub-categories which make up the O1A and O1B visa, with corresponding Job Titles listed beneath them. These lists are in no way exhaustive. However, you should be able to tell if your job qualifies under one of the O1 Visa Professions, based on the other job titles in the sub-category listed, which field you belong to, if any. Don’t forget to use Affiliates.

Note: Athletics isn’t just for athletes, but for their affiliates too.

  • For example, coaches, trainers, assistants that are in any way related to an activity that is considered a sport are Athletic Affiliates and fall under Athletics. An example would be a bowling coach.

 

 

 

Field of Arts

The following job titles and their affiliates are best classified under the Field of Arts. In the Department of Labor you will find them categorized under “Arts and Design”

                                        

Actor Author Chef
Dancer Clown Composer
Designer Choregorapher Director
Costume Designer    Graphic Designer Hairstylist
Model  Musician Photographers
Performer Sound Technician Editor
Makeup Artist Producer Artist
Art directors Industrial designers Multimedia artists
Animators Craft and Fine artist Jewelers 
Automotive Artist Sacred Art Artist Precious Metal Workers

 

 

 

 Field of Athletics

The following job titles and their affiliates are best classified under the Field of Athletics. In the Department of Labor you will find them categorized under “Entertainment and Sports”.

 

Athletics Baseball Players Boxer
Coach Cyclist Golfer
Runner Skier Tennis Player
Basketball player Soccer Player Swimmer
Trainner Martial Arts Gymnastics

 

 

 

Field of Business

The following job titles and their affiliates are best classified under the Field of Business. In the Department of Labor you will find them categorized under “Business and Financial”.

 

Business Accountant Actuary
Arcitect Executive Lawyer
Programmer Market Research Analysts Logisticians
Human resources specialists Financial analysts Financial examiners
Management analysts Training and development specialists Tax examiners & collectors

 

 

 

Field of Education

The following job titles and their affiliates are best classified under the Field of Education. In the Department of Labor you will find them categorized under “Education, Training, and Library”.

 

Dean Librarian Professor
Teacher Archivists appraise Career Education Teacher
Technical Education Teacher Instructional coordinators Researcher

 

 

 

Field of Science

The following job titles and their affiliates are best classified under the Field of Science. In the Department of Labor you will find them categorized under “Life, Physical, and Social Sciences”.

 
Counselor Dentist Engineer
Medical Doctor Nurse Psychiatrist
Scientist Veterinarian Agricultural and food scientists
Anthropologists and archeologists Atmospheric scientists Biochemists and biophysicists
Forester scientists  Chemists and materials scientists Conservation scientists 
Economists Environmental scientists Epidemiologists
Historians Hydrologists Medical scientists
Physicists and astronomers Political scientists Sociologists


O-1A or O-1B

Now that you know your O1 Visa Professions sub-category, you can now establish your O-1 Visa main category. If you are in the field of arts, you are in the O-1B Category. If you are in any other sub-categories, Athletics, Business, Education, or Science, you are in the O-1A category. An easy way to remember is to think like this:  Art starts with an A, and should be an A Visa, but Immigration law is completely backwards, so it’s actually an O1B Visa. Everything else is the O1A Visa.

O-1B Visa Field of Arts O-1A Visa Field of Athletics Field of Business Field of Education Field of Science

You will find that the process of applying for a visa is the same for either category, but the criteria and content of your application will be much different. The rights and restrictions of the O visa are the same under both categories.

 

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