O-1 Visa Law and Legal Definition
The O-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that is available to foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the field of arts, science, education, business or athletics. The applicant must be an experienced person in his/her field and must indicate that s/he is among the few individuals who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.
An O-1 visa helps a foreign national to enter the U.S. and accept employment in a position which requires people of extraordinary ability. The visa holder’s dependents can stay with him/her as long as the visa holder’s O-1 status is maintained. They can also attend school.
O-1 visa is suitable for U.S. companies to hire foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the field of arts, sciences, education, business or athletics. The employer can sponsor an O-1 visa.