Document list of O-1 Visa

  • 1. Form I-129, I-907(if choosing premium processing service)
  • 2. Supporting letter or employment contract from the employer
  • 3. Filing fee and premium processing fee(if any)
  • 4. Travel plan. It includes the introduction of the activities which the beneficiaries will participate in, the date of the start and end of the activities and other possible itineraries.
  • 5. Supporting documents, including but not limited to the following personal achievement application materials.

    It should also include the resume of the beneficiary and the letter of recommendation from potential referees in the same field.

A. Awards

  • Each award should include the following information:
  • Award presentation time, name, award level, selection criteria (official website links or documentation);
  • The introduction of the award and the importance of the award (whether there is objective evidence such as media reports);
  • The importance of the organizing committee or the selection committee for awarding awards (website links);
  • Whether other winners are outstanding talents in the industry (including the introduction of other winners, media reports, etc., focusing on their senior positions or major achievements);
  • How many people win this award every year?
  • Previous award winners (focusing on their senior positions or major achievements).

B. Membership in professional associations

  • Each membership needs to include the following information:
  • The name of the association, admission time and criteria of membership (which can be searched on the membership certificate or official website), the position of the association;
  • Introduction of the Association (Official Website);
  • Only the member who has achieved outstanding achievements can join the association.
  • If you have joined a professional association and presided over the trial of new members, please explain.

C. Media Reports

  • Each report should include the following information:
  • Media reports includes time, place, author, title and circulation, as well as the name and introduction of the media;
  • It can be a network media. Please provide specific websites and web pages;
  • It must be a report on the applicant’s outstanding talents/skills/awards, etc. Other reports are meaningless;
  • Whether it has been posted/reproduced (especially in the mainstream media). If so, please provide the website;
  • If you are interviewed by a TV program, you need to provide interviewers, time, place and content.

D. Judge/Reviewer

  • The experience of each judge should include:
  • Time, place, project, the composition of the candidates, the introduction and importance of the awards, etc.;
  • Introduction of Qualification and Assessment Projects;
  • Letter of thanks or certificates;
  • Records of the manuscript review system;
  • Introduction about journal;

E. Published Articles

  • Each article written by the applicant should include:
  • Complete articles;
  • Circulation and Independent Citations (CNKI, Google scholar) 
  • Introduction to magazines or periodicals
  • If it is a book, please provide cover, catalogue, author’s article page, if it is a monograph, provide cover catalogue.

F. Original Contributions

  • Applicant’s original contribution in the field:
  • The original contribution of the applicant in the industry; (Please provide objective evidence, such as media reports, patent, articles, etc.)
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • The influence of original contribution on society or real life;
  • The original contribution is cited by other peers in the industry.
    * Above should highlight “originality” and “contribution” (applicant’s original contribution is widely used)

G. Leading role

  • Introductions or background information of working organizations/groups (please provide website)
  • It is necessary to prove that the organization/group is an important group (media reports, etc.).
  • The Applicant’s important positions and tenure.
  • Major conferences, speeches, projects which she/he participated in.

H. High Salary

  • Tax certificates for the past five years;
  • Evidence of the average wages for different posts in the past two years stipulated by the National Statistical Office (National Statistical Office:
  • Whether the annual income (salary, bonus, bonus, bonus, welfare, etc.) of the past five years can reach more than 150,000 US dollars.
  • Media coverage of it;
  • Industry reports on other high-income people in the industry.

I. Exhibitions:

  • The work is painted or directed by the applicant.
  • Publicity materials for exhibitions and programs;
  • Report on exhibitions and programs;
  • Evidence of profitable income;
  • Objective evidence of the applicant’s drawing or guidance; (including publicity works, etc.)

J. Success in performing, arts and commerce:

  • Movie name, release time, box office and click-through volume of network broadcasting platform;
  • Party income;
  • Movie Review;
  • Press conference information and other related media reports;
  • Contract;
  • release time, title of the song, DVD, network download clicks, CD/DVD revenue, digital album sales;
  • Income from other performing arts.
  • 6. Advisory Opinion
    Before submitting an application, the applicant shall obtain advice from an authoritative organization or person. If one of the following three conditions is met, no Advisory Opinion is required.
    A. For emergencies, such as the urgent need for the beneficiary to come to the United States to participate in an activity before receiving an advisory opinion, and the O-1 application needs to be processed expeditiously;
    B. No relevant institution or authoritative person can give advisory Opinion;
    C. The petitioner(the employer) had submitted advisory opinions on similar applications two years before this application. This situation applies to beneficiaries with special skills in the field of art.