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Tag: O-1 Visas

  • Understanding the O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa for Physicians Subject to 212(e) Due to J-1 Status

    International physicians who come to the United States on a J-1 visa for their medical residency often find themselves facing a significant hurdle at the end of their training: the two-year home-country residency requirement under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. For highly credentialed physicians seeking to continue their medical careers in the […]
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  • Self-Employment in the U.S. Immigration System

    Someone who is self-employed is defined as someone who works for oneself as a freelancer (also known as an independent contractor) or the owner of a business rather than for an employer. There are multiple ways you can work for yourself in the United States as a nonimmigrant. To do so, you must first obtain […]
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  • 5 Essential Insights for Physician Recruiters & Hospitals on Physician Immigration

    Here are five essential insights from Berardi attorney Andrea Godfread-Brown relative to physician immigration for recruiters and hospitals. Understanding Visa Statuses of IMGs It’s crucial to know if an International Medical Graduate (IMG) holds H-1B or J-1 visa status. J-1 status necessitates a two-year return to the home country, impacting the transition to H-1B status […]
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  • Visa Dropbox Appointment: Everything You Need to Know

    When applying for a U.S. visa, one necessary step involves attending an in-person visa interview. During this session, a consular officer will evaluate your qualification for the visa. You may be asked about several topics such as the purpose of your travel, employment, financial standing, educational background, and your familial and residential circumstances. The primary […]
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  • Petitioners in O-1 Filings: Agents vs. Direct Employers

    The O-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows individuals with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics to work temporarily in the United States. The O-1 visa process requires a U.S. based petitioner to file a petition on behalf of the beneficiary (the individual with extraordinary abilities seeking the visa). As […]
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  • What Do Tech Layoffs Mean for Individuals in the U.S. on a Work Visa?

    You’ve likely seen the news that Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, laid off 3,700 people from the company – nearly half of its staff. While Twitter is making the headlines, many other tech giants have also laid off large numbers of staff. Lyft let go of 13% of its workforce, Opendoor let go of 18% […]
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  • The O-1A Classification

    The O-1A category is for individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics. Extraordinary Ability means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor. To qualify for O-1 status, a beneficiary must demonstrate sustained […]
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  • Everything You Need to Know About O-1 Visas

    The O-1 visa type is for a foreign individual who possesses an extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or extraordinary achievement in the film or TV industry, and has been nationally or internationally recognized for their achievements. There are several different categories of O-1 visas, they are as follows: The filing […]
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  • Terminating Employees in H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1 or E-3 Status | If My Status is Terminated | Ep. 1

    Watch the video below on Terminating Employees in H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1 or E-3 Status and check out our related page on Universal Visa Services. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • The Visa for Influencers: The O-1 Category

    The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements. You can learn more about the O-1 Visa Category […]
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