Required Contracts to Obtain an O-1 Visa for Artist

The United States allows you to apply for a visa based on your extraordinary ability. You can file an O-1 visa for artists if you fulfill the criteria required for it. In this article, we will see the basic requirements for an O-1 visa for artists.

What is an O-1 visa?

An O-1 visa is granted to individuals who possess extraordinary abilities in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. So artists who excel in performing their arts can take advantage of this visa and visit the United States.

Categories of O-1 visa for artists


The employer or US agent should file Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) along with the documents mentioned in the form instruction at least 45 days prior to the date of employment to avoid potential delays.

Period of Stay

The artist can stay in the US for up to three years plus ten days before and after the validity of your visa begins on an O-1 visa. Extensions can be provided for up to one year, depending on the time required to complete the initial event or activity.

Change of Employer

An O-1 nonimmigrant visa holder has the option to change his employer during their stay in the US. 

If you are an artist and have doubts about O-1 visas, immigration attorneys at Sethi and Mazaheri law firm will be delighted to help you.