By Suzanne E. Vazquez | US Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Posted: July 20, 2020
Extraordinary ability requires sustained national or international acclaim in the field of endeavor and comparable evidence is allowed. You should still be at the top of your field when you apply.
8 CFR §214.2(o)(3)(iii) May prove sustained national or international acclaim by receipt of a major internationally recognized award such as the Nobel Prize, or documenting at least 3 of the following:
Distinction means prominence in the field and “comparable evidence” will be accepted. 8 CFR §214.2(o)(3)(iv)-Must prove prominence in the field by being nominated for or the recipient of significant international or national awards or prizes, such as an Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy or Director's Guild Award, or by documenting at least 3 of the following:
This category as well as athletes can bring support personnel on O2 visa as long as they are integral or possess critical skills.
Extraordinary Achievement requires a very high level of accomplishment. To prove this type of case, the same criteria as used in the arts applies except the evidence will be weighed differently. Also, comparable evidence is not allowed. Outstanding, notable or leading roles are required.
8 CFR §214.2(o)(3)(v) Must show that the beneficiary has received or been nominated for significant national or international awards such as an Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy or Director's Guild Award or three of the following:
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