O-1 Visa

Major Awards and Other Evidence for O-1A and O-1B Petitions

O-1 extraordinary ability visa petitioners that obtain awards equivalent to world championships in athletics or Nobel Prizes may be eligible for an O-1 visa under the major award category alone. An individual who is fortunate to have won a major international award can avoid having to prove eligibility in at least three of the other …

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Best Practices for Concurrent O-1 Visas

Oakhurst Immigration Law services the unique and varied work authorization requirements of foreign nationals with extraordinary skills and the employers that need them in the O-1 visa category. In general, our process and goal seek to file petitions that have the longest validity period possible for the beneficiary and employment flexibility, including working with agents …

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Consultation Letters Requirement and Practice Tips for O-1 Visas

O-1 visa nonimmigrant immigration petitions typically include a consultation letter from a union or agency that details a positive reference guide to the accomplishments of the beneficiary. Usually, the organization that issues the consultation letter has a national or international presence and serves professionals in the specific industry as the beneficiary, such as AFM for …

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Successful O-1A Petition for Canelo Alvarez, World-Famous Boxer

O-1A Obtained for Canelo Alvarez, Mexican Professional Boxer Oakhurst Legal Group: Providing Guidance in O and P Visa Matters We are excited to announce another successful O-1A visa petition through our petitioner service SDS Sports Agency. Through this petition, we helped Canelo Alvarez, a world-renowned Mexican boxer, obtain the visa he needed to compete at the …

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Top Rank, Inc. Now Exempt from COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

We are pleased to announce that, after months of negotiations with our Senator’s office, we have helped Top Rank, Inc. become exempt from Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996.Established in early 2020, these proclamations have prohibited travel from dozens of countries in an attempt to restrict the spread of COVID-19. In May, however, Acting …

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WBC Champion Tyson Fury Receives 212(F) Presidential Exemption

We are proud to welcome Heavyweight World Champion, Tyson Fury, back to the United States of America for training camp. Tyson Fury became the number one boxer in the World after defeating Deontay Wilder for the WBC Championship. On one week’s notice, our lawyers were able to obtain a 212(f) Presidential Sports Exemption for Mr. …

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O-1a and O-1b Itineraries: Best Practice for Inclusion and Elements of the O-1 Visa Itinerary

Oakhurst Immigration Law is a specialized Los Angeles-based law firm that focuses on the unique needs of professionals in the arts, sciences, athletics, and business with extraordinary ability. We help foreign nationals petition for O-1A and O-1B visas by organizing their history of extraordinary achievement to USCIS in as many O-1 eligibility categories as possible. …

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Oakhurst Immigration Law Helps UFC Fighter Obtain O-1A Visa

We are pleased to announce that our client, UFC Fighter Herbert Burns, has received an O-1A sports visa. The visa adjudication process through the USCIS California Service Center took only two weeks because of the thorough and compelling application we submitted on Mr. Burns’ behalf. His petitioner was South Florida’s Combat Club. The O-1A visa …

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Tips for Choosing the Correct O-1 Visa Category for the Arts, Motion Picture, and Television Industries

The O-1 visa is typically the most appropriate visa for professionals in the entertainment industry, especially if they are not in a musical performance group. The O-1 visa is one of the nonimmigrant visas with the most flexibility for work authorizations and is uniquely nuanced to support the quickly changing needs of artists, motion picture …

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