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Visas for Business Professionals & Entrepreneurs

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Foreign business professionals of extraordinary ability may be eligible to obtain nonimmigrant visas for business, scientific advancement, and business-related education. The O-1A visa in particular is becoming the visa of choice for many business entrepreneurs who do not qualify for other visa categories. O-1A visas are also appropriate for businesspersons who do not have the time to wait for other work authorization-related visas such as the H-1B visa category.

Proving extraordinary ability as a businessperson can be very challenging, but our high-powered team of attorneys at Oakhurst Legal Group can help improve your likelihood of success. The O-1A visa for business professionals and entrepreneurs applies to any field, so long as the beneficiary meets the eligibility requirements of international recognition and sustained, outstanding achievements.

Learn more about visas for business professionals and entrepreneurs in Charlotte by calling 704-243-8178 or contact us online We can begin with a courtesy consultation, where we can discuss your options and long-term goals.

The O-1 Visa for Business Professionals

O-1 visas can be an excellent tool for business owners and serial entrepreneurs who want to learn new skills, form strategic alliances, and build their businesses in the United States. In some cases, this visa category can even help you avoid the restrictive requirements of many other visas.

Here are some of the other visas’ disadvantages that you may avoid by obtaining an O-1 visa:

B-1 visitor visa:

Only allows you to stay six months at a time, can be difficult to obtain in certain countries, and has almost no work authorization

EB-5 investment visa:

Requires you to contribute at least $750,000 to a project, relies on creating a substantial number of jobs and can take a very long time to obtain

E-2 treaty investor visa:

Only available in certain countries and heavily restricts your international travel

EB-2 national interest waiver:

Extremely difficult to prove that the beneficiary’s presence is in the best interests of the United States.

The O-1 visa requires a sponsor, but the requirements for this sponsor are minimal (compared to other visa categories).

Other requirements for the O-1 visa include winning a substantial international award with a recognition level similar to the Nobel Prize, OR at least 3 of the following:

We can closely assess your situation to determine whether you will meet these qualifications. Our Charlotte business professional visa attorneys pride ourselves on providing effective advice to our entrepreneurial clients, developing the strategies they need to accomplish their legal and entrepreneurial goals.

Get started by calling our team at704-243-8178 or contact us online today.

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