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[O] THE 7 STEPS TO PREPARING AN ARTIST VISA (AKA O-1B VISA) 04/18/2018

There are TWO key ingredients that are required to prepare an Artist Visa (aka O-1B Visa) –

1. EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY    2. SPONSORSHIP
+ RESUME           + EMPLOYER
+ RECOMMENDATION LETTERS       + AGENCY
+ EVIDENTIARY MATERIALS+ AGENT
+ PORTFOLIO

STEP 1.

RESUME: Prepare and provide your resume containing your work history, position, awards, publications and any other notable achievements.


STEP 2.

CUSTOMIZED STRATEGY & TIMELINE: We provide a consultative approach in preparing the strongest possible O-1 petition. We will discuss the timeline and a detailed explanation of what steps will be involved in the preparation process.

 

STEP 3.

SPONSORSHIP: Decide what kind of sponsorship is available to you, whether it be an employer, agency or agent. Obtain an employment offer letter or 2-3 invitation letters from potential employers, depending on what kind of sponsorship you opt for.

 

STEP 4.

RECOMMENDATION LIST: Provide a list of up to 5-7 recommenders who can attest to your ‘extraordinary abilities’ and achievements in your profession.

 

STEP 5.

RESEARCH: We will research and compile a list of key evidentiary materials to show the ‘distinguished reputation’ of each of your projects and achievements that will be included in the O-1 petition.

 

STEP 6.

PORTFOLIO: Put together a portfolio of all of your professional and personal work that showcases your artistic work.

 

STEP 7.

FORMS: We will request you for all the relevant information we need to fill out the necessary immigration forms that need to be submitted as part of the O-1 petition.

 

Our team of attorneys and case managers will hold a final review session of the entire O-1 petition to ensure that your core credentials and achievements have been highlighted.

 

We will guide you along every step of the way to ensure that we put together the strongest possible O-1 petition. Should you have any questions about the O-1B visa, please email us at immigration@songlawfirm.com.