O1 Visa Lawyer in South Florida

Knowledgeable Attorney Serving St. Lucie & Martin Counties & the Surrounding Areas

Those foreigners with “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics” looking to work or perform temporarily in the U.S. may be eligible for an O-1 visa. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill and documentation of national or international commendation and have all paperwork properly filed with the USCIS. With the help of our immigration lawyers in South Florida, FL, you can rest assured that your visa application is in highly-qualified hands.

The Gaston Law Firm, P. A. focuses squarely on immigration matters and achieving our client’s goals with regard to citizenship and all manner of visas on top of asylum and other issues. We have nearly 40 years of legal experience combined, which means we are rarely surprised and are well-versed in the immigration process.

How to Substantiate Your Achievements for an O-1 Visa

Whether you are attempting to earn a visa on the basis of outstanding ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (known as an O-1A visa), or through stellar achievement in the motion picture or television (an O-1B visa), you will need to demonstrate the acclaim you have garnered.

Evidence of your achievement may consist of many things, such as the receipt of a significant and internationally recognized award, membership in an association in a field that requires outstanding achievements, authorship of scholarly articles in a field of professionals, and other forms of confirmation.

Extending Your Stay

Your initial period of stay is up to 3 years if you earn an O-1 visa, but our South Florida immigration attorney can work on your behalf to have your stay extended. Our firm can also help your spouse and eligible children file Form I-539 to extend their stay as well.

To prolong your stay, you will need to file the following with USCIS:

  • Form I-129 Petition for Non-immigration Worker
  • A copy of the beneficiary’s Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
  • A statement from the petitioner explaining the reasons for the extension

Begin the Process Today

The immigration and visa process is complicated—don’t waste precious time trying to make your way through it. Our South Florida visa attorney can help you file the correct form in a timely manner and keep you informed of your rights and options.

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