Visas are non-immigrant visas appropriate for many athletes, most coaches, and other support staff who have risen to the top of their respective fields. The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements. If you are one of these athletes or have questions about qualifications for this visa our firm is more than happy to assist you in telling you which visa would be best for you. Our firm helps athletes from all over the world to obtain the proper work authorization to train, compete, and do other activities within the United States.For more information fill out the form on our website and schedule a consultation.

The O nonimmigrant classification are commonly referred to as:

  • O-1A: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (not including the arts, motion pictures or television industry);

  • O-1B: Individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry;

  • O-2: Individuals who will accompany an O-1 artist or athlete to assist in a specific event or performance; and

  • O-3: Individuals who are the spouse or children of O-1 and O-2 visa holders.