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O-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


How long can I stay in the U.S. on O-1 work visa?

You may stay in the U.S. on O-1 visa for the period of time necessary to complete the event or activity, which should not exceed an initial period of three years.


Can I extend my stay on O-1 visa?

Yes, you may apply for O-1 visa extension of stay. Extensions in one year increments plus an additional 10 days to get your personal affairs in order may be granted as long as you continue in the same position or activity for which you were originally granted O-1 status.

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Can I study on O-1 work visa?

Yes, you may engage in part-time study while on O status.


Are there any travel restrictions on O-1 visa?

No, the Department of State does not impose any restrictions on the number of times you may travel in and out of the U.S.


How can I obtain an O-1 visa?

Your prospective employer or agent must first receive an approved O petition with the USCIS, after which you may apply for an O-1 visa either in your home country or a third country.

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