CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

What is an O-visa and who may be eligible to receive one?

With so many types of visas available to those wishing to enter the United States, it can be extremely confusing to know which one is really needed. For those seeking entry for work, whether in California or elsewhere, the O-visa is one that can be granted for employment purposes. There are, of course, strict eligibility requirements that must be met before this type of visa will be granted.

An O-visa is a non-immigrant visa that may be provided to those who are considered experts in their fields of work. These individuals have also been recognized for their achievements either nationally or internationally. The common areas of achievement looked for include:

  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Business

To qualify for this visa type, applicants must show that they are one of a small few who are at the top of their industry. They must also provide evidence that they desire to enter the United States for work in their related field of excellence. Different O-visas are available based upon one’s expertise and for any accompanying family members.

As with most employment-related visas, the application process for an O-visa can be somewhat extensive and even slightly confusing. For those looking to enter California or elsewhere across the country for temporary work, help is available to obtain the appropriate visa. An immigration attorney can identify the proper visa needed for one’s specific purpose and can also ensure applications are complete and accurate — helping the process move along as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Source: uscis.gov, “O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement“, Accessed on April 29, 2015

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