O-1 visa for an Internationally Recognized Judo Champion

Our client, an alien of extraordinary ability in judo, has reached a high level of achievement and recognition.  She qualified for the new visa category O-1, by virtue of her fulfillment of more than three of the required criteria listed in the regulations:

(1) She is regarded as one of the world’s premier judo champions, and has competed in a number of the most competitive and prestigious women’s judo tournaments and the United States Open.  She won many international and national judo competitions.

(2) She was a referee at numerous national and international judo tournaments.

(3) She has been employed in a critical capacity at an organization with a distinguished reputations. She was the Head Coach of her country’s national women judo team and was also appointed as the Head Coach for her country by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

(4) There are published materials about her in professional major publications.

She was offered a position of a Head Judo Coach for one of the top Judo clubs that petitioned successfully for her O-1 status.

Please note that this case study does not constitute a legal advice.  We simplified the law in order to showcase the O-1 requirements.  If you would like to discuss if you may qualify for O status, call our experienced O visa attorney at 480-425-2009 or contact an experienced O visa attorney via our website to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing how we can help you obtain your O visa.