Who is eligible?
For individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement is for individuals employed in the sciences, education, business and athletics who display an extraordinary ability or achievement.
Are there any numerical annual limits?
There is no annual limit.
Duration of stay
Initially admitted for a period of up to three years. After that, the visa holder can apply for renewals, which are granted in one-year increments. O-1 visa holders can apply for extensions indefinitely
Spouses and children under 21
Spouses and unmarried children 21 years of age and under may accompany the O-1 holder with an O-3 nonimmigrant dependent visa classification. They are not authorized to work, and cannot apply for work authorization. However, they are allowed to study.
Government filling fees
O-1 visa involve a USCIS application filing fee of $460. The potential for premium processing is available. The cost of premium processing is $1,410.