If obtaining a green card or citizenship status is your goal, the O-visa program may be appropriate if you can show extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, film or television. The assistance of an O-visa attorney in San Francisco is important if you intend on applying for an O-visa in California or throughout the United States. It is also important to know the specific categories associated with the O-visa and whether dual intent applies:
- O-1 Visa: Applies to the individual with extraordinary ability, dual intent applies to this visa holder.
- O-2 Visa: Applies to support personnel integral to the O-1 visa holder’s performance with a skill that cannot be performed by others. Dual intent does not apply to the O-2 visa holder.
- O-3 Visa: Applies to spouses or unmarried children under 21 years of age. Dual intent does not apply to the O-3 visa holder.
We believe that the dual intent doctrine is essential if you intend on becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Contact an experienced O-visa lawyer in San Francisco for assistance in applying for an O-visa. Call the Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby at (415) 221-2345 and order a copy of our free book, O-1Visa Guide: Using Your Extraordinary Ability in Film, T.V., Arts, Athletics, Business and More to Work in the U.S.. You may also complete the contact form on this page to speak with a California visa attorney today.