O-1 VISA Checklist

O 1 Visa Document Checklist

Download MPLG’s O-1 Document Checklist. This contains a list of commonly requested documentation and information for O-1 petitions. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

This Checklist contains information regarding:

  • Documents for O-1A in the fields of Science, Education, Business, or Athletics
  • Documents for O-1B in the Arts

O-1A Visa Prongs

Download MPLG’s List of The Prongs for O-1A. Extraordinary ability in the field of science, education, business, or athletics means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who have arisen to the very top of the field of endeavor. 

Check out our easy to read list of “The Prongs” that must be proven for the O-1A. To qualify for the O-1A the foreign national must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim and recognition for achievements in the field of expertise by providing evidence of:

  • Receipt of a major, internationally recognized award such as the Nobel Prize; or
  • At least 3 of the achievements set forth in our list of prongs that you can download to the right.
  • The O-1A prongs include evidence of:
    • Awards
    • Membership in Associations
    • Media or Press
    • Original Contributions in the field
    • Scholarly Articles
    • Serving in a Critical Capacity with a Distinguished Organization
    • High Salary

O-1B Visa Prongs

Download MPLG’s List of the Prongs for O-1B. Extraordinary ability in the field of arts means distinction. Distinction means a high level of achievement in the field of arts evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered to the extent that a person described as prominent is renowned, leading, or well-known in the field of arts.

Check out our easy to read list of “The Prongs” that must be proven for the O-1B. To qualify for the O-1B the foreign national must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim and recognition for achievements in the field of expertise by providing evidence of:

  • Nomination for, or the Recipient of significant national or international awards or prizes in the particular field such as an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, or a Director’s Guild Award; or
  • At least 3 of the achievements set forth in our list of prongs that you can download to the right.