Extraordinary Ability

Individuals who can establish that they stand out in their field of expertise may be eligible to receive O-1 nonimmigrant status, which is based on exceptional ability and recognition of their achievements. This renewable nonimmigrant status may apply to distinguished scientists, top-notch athletes and artists, musicians, medical professionals, inventors/entrepreneurs, and even fly-fisherman.

Applicants for O-1 status should review their qualifications with an experienced immigration attorney to be sure their case meets the minimum eligibility requirements.

Extraordinary Ability