O-1/P-1 Artists and Athletes Visas
The O Visa category consists of three visas: O-1, O-2 and O-3.
The O-1 visa is for individuals with extraordinary, nationally recognized abilities in areas such as science, arts, education, business or sports. Individuals with outstanding achievements in the film industry and/or television can also apply for the O-1 visa, provided that the work performed is regarded as an extraordinary achievement.
O-2 visas are for individuals who are related to and support the 0-1 visa holder. It is important to verify that the relationship between the O-1 visa holder and the O-2 visa applicant was established a long time ago.
The spouse and unmarried children of carriers of the O-1 visa are entitled to O-3 visas in order to come to the United States with the O-1 visa holder. The work performed must be temporary. The individual must possess skills that are deemed extraordinary in areas such as the sciences, arts, education, business, sports, or movies or the television industry. Evidence of extraordinary ability can include contracts, awards, prizes, published literature, or similar documentation that can reflect the nature of the individual's achievement.
Appeals are submitted to the Board of Immigration Appeals. If an Immigration Judge issues an adverse decision against your petition, you have the right to file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") within thirty days following the decision of the Immigration Judge.
Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals
The skilled immigration attornreys at Gomez & Uzcategui are able to handle your appeal in a professional and complete manner. We will wield all available arguments and continue to file additional appeals, if needed. Our skilled legal counsel wields vast experience with these types of cases, and have submitted a large number of appeals to the Board in the past.
If the Board of Immigration Appeals rules in favor of the government, there is a possibility to appeal your immigration case before a Federal Court of Appeals. An appeal before a federal appeals court requires the filing of a Petition for Review.
Let Gomez & Uzcategui handle your appeal process. Applications for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals or the decisions of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement must be filed no later than after the date of the decision for which the person seeks Federal Court review.