Special streamlined U.S. immigration options are available to certain groups of foreign nationals in the arts, academics, sciences, or business. In order to qualify, an individual must be either:
Each visa type has its own qualifications and permissions, but in many cases, obtaining a visa in one of these three categories is the fastest way for accomplished athletes, scholars, or artists to obtain a green card without an employer sponsor. Of course, every case is different, and not everyone qualifies. For general information about priority visa types, read over FAQs on Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Research, and NIW-based green cards.
Some accomplished individuals may have extraordinability ability in arts, science, or athletics but are not qualified for a permanent visa. For some of these people, the O-1 employment visa may be a welcome temporary visa option.
We are Curran & Berger LLP, an elite immigration law firm in Western Massachusetts. We offer the full-spectrum immigration law services, and our priority visa team has a proven track record of success in this area.This page is intended as a resource for foreign nationals who are considering applying for a visa. It is also intended to help our current clients navigate the self-petition process under our guidance.
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