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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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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Auto Investor Ari Heikkinen and Wife Kaarina Received E-2 Visas

Sherrod Seward Helps Couple Secure Investor Visas The United States offers a list of visas available to people worldwide to account for the different talents, situations, and aspirations prospective immigrants have. For immigrants who seek entry to the country to invest substantially in American businesses, E-2 visas are available. Sherrod Seward, the Managing Member of …

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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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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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MMA Payout Features Sherrod Seward, Esq. in Interview

Sherrod Seward, Esq., the managing member of Sherrod Sports Visas, was interviewed in an MMA Payout video series by Attorney Jason Cruz, Esq. The attorneys have known each other for years. When they first met, Sherrod was working with the North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS). He is now a highly reputed sports immigration attorney. …

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Not All Work Visas Impacted in Recent Suspension

Many Visa Categories Suspended Through End of 2020 Reducing immigration has been an outspoken emphasis on the Trump administration. As the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to swell, many United States-based companies have been forced to furlough or lay off large swaths of their workforce. This has resulted in one of the highest …

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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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