The immigrant population in the U.S. is increasingly getting involved with small business. The entrepreneurial immigrant is estimated to be responsible in the setting up of over 40% of new businesses in New York, New Jersey, and California.
If you possess an Extraordinary Ability, you can use it for entering into the U.S. Apply for the O-1 Visa which is aimed at individuals with Outstanding Ability or Achievement.
To be eligible for the O-1, the nonimmigrant must have extraordinary ability in any of the following:
The O nonimmigrant classification:
|Visa Type||Who can avail|
|O-1A||Individuals with an extraordinary ability in business, education, sciences, or athletics (not including the arts, television or motion picture industry)|
|O-1B||Individuals with outstanding achievement in the television or motion picture industry; or extraordinary ability in the arts|
|O-2||Individuals who come along with an O-1 athlete or artist|
|O-3||Individuals who are either the spouse or children of O-1 and O-2 visa holders|
Extraordinary ability can also help you with your U.S. Green Card.
EA, or Extraordinary Ability, is covered as a sub-category under EB-1 Employment-Based Green Card. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIC), the extraordinary ability is taken to imply a “small percentage of individuals who have risen to the very top of their field of endeavour”.
To qualify for EB-1A Green Card, you must –
U.S. immigration laws can be quite complicated. More so, when you are already tied up with a business that needs to be run.
An experienced visa and immigration consultant can guide you in your journey into the U.S.
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