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6 Top Tips to Become Qualified for an O-1 Visa (start now!)

1. Build up your portfolio It is never too late or too early to start. By building your brand and having a clear and established vision, it will help you stay focused and be a launchpad for your career. 2. Connect with established people in your field Networking is a key strategy. These people can...
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3 Underutilized Criteria for Establishing Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Education, Business, and Athletics in an O-1 Visa Petition

This article will help you plan in meeting at least 3 of the O-1 Visa criteria by using 3 of the most underutilized criteria for establishing extraordinary ability. You can build a successful petition that gets approved by showing the following: 1) Judging or Panel experience, 2) Membership in a Distinguished Association, and 3) Being...
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5 Top Tips on How to Avoid Getting Your I-485, Green Card Application, Returned or Denied

The following 5 Top Tips address the most common reasons for why an I-485, Green Card Application, is returned or outright denied, and will help to reduce your chances of getting your application returned or denied. 1. Pay the Fees  If you are including a check, make sure there are sufficient funds in your account...
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4 Top Tips for After Getting an O-1 Visa approval

1. Get a stamp If in the U.S., go overseas and submit a visa application to schedule your interview with the consulate and get the O-1 Visa stamp in your passport. If already in your country of citizenship, submit the visa application, attend the interview, and get your passport stamped with the visa. 2. Preparation...
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5 Top Tips for Building an Expert Letter to Get an Approval for Your O-1 Visa Petition

You need to submit strong expert letters that make an argument for why you are extraordinary and your O-1 Visa should be approved, and not that the expert thinks you are a lovely person and extraordinary just because they use the word extraordinary.  These 5 Tops Tips will help you build a strong expert letter...
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6 tips on strengthening your H-1B Application

Make sure you and your employer meet the requirements before you begin the process. Gather the required documentation early so you have them ready at the start of the H1-B registration. Have the foreign credentials evaluated and make sure you have at minimum the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree. Submit a very clear and organized...
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3 Must Have Types of Expert Letters in Your O-1 Visa Petition Package

1. Expert Letter From Someone Who Loves You/Your Work Have one expert letter from someone who really loves you as a person, even if they are not the most distinguished in your list of people to ask because they will make the time to write the letter, add in details that will make the letter...
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4 Tips on Having Your Foreign Education Credentials Evaluated

Provide your resume, diplomas, certifications, transcripts, and letters of recommendations. Do not rely solely on your resume and diplomas. Identify an accredited university or organization. Choose a credential evaluation agency that will provide you a very clear letter that discusses how you meet the requirements in detail and engages with all your background information and...
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5 Top Tips for Strong Evidence to Meet the “Judging or Speaking on a Panel” Requirement in Your O-1 Visa Petition

These 3 top tips will help you build strong evidence to meet the O-1 Visa requirement of “participation on a panel or as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied field of specialization.” Become a Judge or Participate on More than One Panel Show that you were invited because of...
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4 Tops Tips on Avoiding a Request for Further Evidence (RFE)

Prepare strong documentary evidence for all the  requirements. Do not submit vague letters of support, cover letters or other written documentation. Submit a very clear, organized, and detailed cover letter that demonstrates how you meet all the requirements for the visa. Submit all the required evidence in accordance with USCIS instructions at the time of...
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