Sports Visas

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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How Your 212(F) Presidential Sports Exemption Works Under the Biden Administration

Many of our clients at Oakhurst Legal Group are athletes who have obtained Presidential Exemptions from travel restrictions. On January 25, 2021, we received notice from the OFO Coronavirus Coordination Cell of U.S. Customs and Border Protection honoring 212(f) waivers from the previous administration. 212(f) waivers allow athletes to be exempt from travel restrictions and …

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World Class Reiner Luca Vittorio Cozzo Receives P-1 Visa

Oakhurst Legal Group Helps Another Athlete Come to the United States Our team at Oakhurst Legal Group is excited to announce another successful visa petition. Managing attorney, Sherrod Seward, was able to help internationally recognized Reiner, Luca Vittorio Cozzo, receive a P-1 visa. About Luca Vittorio Cozzo Luca Vittorio Cozzo is a decorated Italian reiner. …

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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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What are the Differences Between the O-1A and the O-1B Visas?

Choosing the correct O-1 category is an important decision for foreign nationals looking to take advantage of this visa category. Any business that requires the employment of international workers with extraordinary ability must choose the correct O-1 visa category in order to avoid poor petitions because the eligibility requirements do not match the industry trends …

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