When it comes to opting for immigrating to the United States to work in cities like New York, usually foreign nationals get two options - O1 and H-1B. As both options allow foreigners to work in the country, it is common for applicants to get confused between both options. This confusion usually leads to mistakes or rejection of visa.
And sometimes, you might not get the suitable opportunities and to work freely due to restrictions even if you get a visa. This is why, it is advised to hire a professional NYC immigration attorney to clear all your confusions and make no mistakes in your application.
Here are some details & fact that can help you decide which category is the most suitable for you and for which you qualify.
H-1B Visa – It allows foreign nationals to work in country if they are in specialty occupations. They can work in the fields of arts, architecture, accounting, business specialties, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, education, law, mathematics, medicine & health, physical sciences, social sciences, theology etc.
Their occupation should require a bachelor's degree or its equivalent as a minimum qualification. However, this rule does not apply to the fashion models, who must be of distinguished merit and ability.
O1 Visa – To qualify for this category, applicant should fall have extraordinary talents, which are illustrated through aspects like nominations, awards and scholarly publication. Recognized by the media or press is another aspect. These extraordinary talents should be in the fields of arts, athletics, business, sciences, or education.
Individuals who have shown records of extraordinary accomplishments in the motion picture or television industry may also apply. Individuals who have been recognized nationally or internationally for these achievements can apply under this category.
It is essential that you clear all your doubts before applying to ensure that you apply under the right category that suits your requirements and you qualify for the visa too.