The O-1 visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements – and yes, that includes social media influencers.There is not a designated visa classification for social media influencers, but they can still apply for an O1 visa as a foreigner of extraordinary ability in arts.
If you want to know if you qualify for an O-Visa, here are three things to consider:

  1. Do you have experts in your field who want to work with you and who want to continue to have a relationship with you?
  2. Are there companies that are interested in working with you or supporting you? 3. Are there press articles about you and the work that you’ve done?
What proofs are required for an O-Visa? 



Usually, O-1 visas are issued for three years, however, immigration authorities will determine the time needed for the applicant to fulfill contractual obligations. It can also be extended to accomplish the activity in increments up to one year. 

If you think you qualify for an O-visa, the best thing you can do is to consult with an immigration attorney. You can schedule a FREE Immigration Screening with us, here; select your preferred language, date and time. We offer consultation over the phone and online. 

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