|Production Date:||May 2 2011|
Immigrants seeking to apply for permanent residence through EB-1 Visas often cannot meet the exhaustive requirements. Fortunately, there are less-stringent temporary visas that are accessible to aliens who show sustained acclaim or recognition (science, education, business, or athletics) or prominence (arts) in their respective fields. In this course, Program Attorney Kyle Robinson interviews Attorney Merrill Cohen. Ms. Cohen discusses how O-Visas can be used as a “stepping-stone” towards permanent residency and the requirements for O-Petitions. Ms. Cohen then provides clear examples of the various categories of evidence that can be provided in support of a petition. She also reviews the documents of third parties (such as the applicant’s employer and peer groups) that are required to be submitted in the petitions. Ms. Cohen's engaging dialogue and practical tips will be extremely useful for attorneys whose clients who may qualify for O-1 or O-2 visas.
I. Introduction to O-Visas (Filing Procedures and Requirements)
II. Categories of Evidence to Show “Sustained National or International Acclaim” for O-1 Visas (Non-Artists)
III. Categories of Evidence to Show “Prominence” for O-1 Visas (Non-Film/TV Artists)
IV. O-2 Visa Requirements
V. The O-Consultation Requirement
VI. Challenges to O-Petition Approval (N.O.I. and Revocation)
Mark (Houston, TX)
very good overview of these cases
Leonard (Smithtown, NY)
the interview process makes it more interesting. Atty Cohen has both an excellent knowledge of the law and practical experience for assisting her clients.
Kenneth (Center Moriches, NY)
Excellent lecturer on subject matter which is entirely new to me.
LIPING (HOLMDEL, NJ)
content well prepared, and format is great
GOUDA (Brooklyn, NY)
Merrill is an expert in this area. Loved the presentation.
Eric (Forest Hills, NY)
Thomas (Smithtown, NY)
Spencer (New York, NY)
Elaine (Westport, CT)
Liked question and answer format
Deborah (garden City, NY)
I learned a lot.
Mark (Dunbar, WV)
Extremely competent and effective presenter. Q & A format useful and interesting in the context of this topic. Very informative, great practice tips.
Nydia (Key Biscayne, FL)
Very informative. Condensed in 1 hour the most important information about the subject. Described process, standards, and gave ideas on how to follow and meet requirements. Thank you
Ify (HOUSTON, TX)
David (Jonesboro, GA)
Super presentation. Very informative.
Joseph (River Edge, NJ)
Packed with substantive information and given in a direct manner, I felt this was one of the better on line courses I have viewed.
Lynnann (New York, NY)
excellent overview of O petitions;don't generally like the interview format, but this was abut as good a version as possible.
Maryjane (Mcallen, TX)
Excellent presentation. Question/Answer format made it more interesting. Very knowledgeable attorney.
Raniece (New York, NY)
I like the "interview" format.
Sebastian (Elmhurst, NY)
Useful overview of the subject.
Michael (New York, NY)
Very good speaker, with good practice tips. Highly informative
Linda (Collinsville, CT)
I like the Q&A format. And the speaker gets points for mentioning Trinity squash! My alma mater!
Caterina (Fairfield, IA)
Superb presentation, very informative, clear and interesting
Binod (Woodside, NY)
excellent. Binod, NY
Jill (Garden City, NY)
Gang (New York, NY)
The formula of the presentation is excellent.
Hashim (Chicago, IL)