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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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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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5 Top Tips for Strong Evidence to Meet the “Membership in Distinguished Associations” Requirement in Your O-1 Visa Petition

These 5 top tips will help you build strong evidence to meet the O-1 Visa requirement of “Membership in associations in the field for which classification is sought which require outstanding achievements of members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in the field”. They will help you to show the association is distinguished...
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5 Top Tips for Strong Evidence to Meet the “Authorship” Requirement in Your O-1 Visa Petition

These 5 top tips will help you build strong evidence to meet the O-1 Visa requirement of Authorship of articles in the field as shown in professional journals or other major media. You must have written material that is published in journals, magazines, newspapers, or some other media. You don’t have to publish in the...
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4 Must Knows for After Getting an O-1 Visa Approval When You Applied While You Were in the U.S.

4 Must Knows for After Getting an O-1 Visa Approval When You Applied While You Were in the U.S. Your work is not done after you get the USCIS approval letter and just because you have an O-1 Visa for three years does not mean, you can just stay in the U.S. without meeting certain...
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2 Top Tips to Meet the Contract Requirement when You do Not have a Written Contract with your Employer in Your O-1 Visa Petition

If you do not have a fully executed, written contract with your employer for the O-1 Visa petition, do not worry. These 2 Top Tips will help you plan and build evidence to meet the contract requirement. Submit a deal memo, group of emails, or other writing that meets the requirements of a basic contract,...
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3 Top Tips for Maximizing Your Employer Letter to Use as Evidence of Your Extraordinary Ability in Your O-1 Visa Petition

1. Have the Employer Letter follow a similar format as an expert letter in establishing the distinguished background of the employer. An employer letter is not an expert letter but usually the employers are experts in the industry, and therefore, what they write in the letter could also serve as expert testimony. 2. The employer...
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4 tips for an O-1 Visa itinerary

An O-1 Visa itinerary is a key component of your application and must be put together in a way that helps your application. It must also contain critical information for the USCIS officer. Here are some tips for a strong O-1 Visa itinerary. 1. Be clear and detailed Have all the information on the itinerary:...
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3 tips on submitting strong letter of recommendations

1. Be interpersonal   Form genuine, close relationships with a range of individuals who can go in touch on different points of your experience/character  2. Have a range of letters that show adaptability and versatility They should all speak on different things that connect to your main career. These letters can come from former clients,...
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5 Tips on Providing Strong Evidence for an O-1 Visa

The more evidence the better.  Make sure you can explain all the evidence.  Do recommenders/employers back up the evidence? Is the evidence reputable? Gain valuable experience! 
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