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Practice Note
Success Story: O-1 Petition for Alien of Extraordinary Ability Approved in 7 Days

On April 27, 2007, we received an E-mail from the California Service Center of USCIS notifying us the Center’s approval to a petition we filed on behalf of an international company for the benefit of its future employee, a metallurgical engineer, for O-1 visa.  The petition was received on April 19, 2007 on premium process, and approved on April 26, 2007.


As many readers know, O-1 is a non-immigrant status for aliens of extraordinary ability in the science, education, business, and athletics.  The standard for O-1 is same as the one required for EB-1 alien of extraordinary ability.  Even though the USCIS has emphasized many times in the past that obtaining an O-1 approval does not guarantee the obtaining of EB-1 approval, traditional wisdom in our practice believes that such an approval has at least confirmed the extraordinary ability of the alien.  As such, an O-1 alien is believed to have a much higher chance of getting EB-1 approval.


Our case is unique in the locations of our clients.  In this case, our corporate client is in Washington State, while the employee is in Canada.  As we always say, distance is no hindrance to our work at all as we have clients all over the world.  The case was approved in 7 days after its filing based on the working-together between our clients and us, and on the superior preparation of our office.


Thinking about applying for O-1, NIW, or EB-1?  Contact us please.  The help you need is just a click away!


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