Frequently Asked Questions - O-1 Visa
- Applying for tourist, visitors, B-1, B-2 to maintain status
- Current Immigration/Visa Options for Entrepreneurs
- The Proposed I-140 EAD Rule - FAQ's
- Enter USA while Green Card is Pending on B-1, B-2/H-1 Visa
- O-1B Extension and Authorized Period of Stay
- Changing from J-1 to O-1
- O Visa Applicant Applying for Green Card
- Spouse of an O-1 - next step to Green Card
- O-1 renewal
- Australian Musician to perform in US
- Renewing O-1 visa
Question 1: Redo the PERM or just the I-140. If redoing the PERM again then what's new in this regulation?
Answer: After 180 days, you can extend H-1 even if 140 is withdrawn.
Question 2: It seems that there is no easy provision for EAD/AP for approved 140 applicants. So is there any point in waiting for this rule or Should I consider Visa stamping is only option for traveling outside US? Please suggest as I waited for a year or long thought they are going to give AP.
As long as you had filed your extension application before expiration of the current status, you are not illegal as long as the case is pending. You are in
You can apply for the O-1 category and, upon receipt of the approval notice, you will be required to obtain the O-1 Visa at a U.S. consulate abroad.
You may be able to apply for a Green Card if you meet the requirements of EB-1 (Aliens with Extraordinary Ability) based upon a job offer, or if a family-based possibility exists.
The way it works is that the company can file everyone's AOS (Form I-485) together OR they can first get your husband's I-140 approval and leave you to file the last step (AOS) for the family.
You should be able to get an O-1 visa stamping in any country.
A "B" visa is appropriate if the artist will not be paid in USA, other than for travel and incidental expense.
You will need to have the employer apply for a new O-1 petition with USCIS.