I already wrote about visa O1 but in another form. It's a story that shows example of a person who can apply, process of getting visa and requirements.
John graduated from high school and entered the university. He was often bored on the lessons and he drew to have fun. Initially, he drew only abstract objects, because he wasn't well in detailed objects. In a year, he became a good painter and learned how to draw humans, animals, nature and everything that he saw around.
Drawing became a passion for him and he started to draw digital pictures in free time. The first time, it was more difficult than drawing on paper, but he was excited to learn new techniques.
Once, John shared his artworks on social media. Nobody noticed him, but he didn't give up and continued to share digital pictures. Followers who loved his creations came slowly. His skills grew, grew and grew. And eventually, he got more than ten thousands fans who waited for his new drawings.
John got to know about one popular competition that was conducted in his country and decided to take part in. He took second place and won a prize — a new laptop. One magazine wrote an article about an interview with winners. He felt success and participated in other competitions, but didn't win.
John took thought about immigration to the USA. He conducted big research to know about immigration ways. John watched videos on YouTube, but he saw the same work visas in every video. He already thought that is a bad idea... But YouTube recommended one interesting video called "O1 for painters, designers, and freelancers". He was surprised and watched the video.
It was exactly what he was looking for! He met some of the requirements for this visa: he took second place in a popular competition in his country, his work was expensive, the magazine wrote an article about him and he got a lot of followers. It meant that he could immigrate
John started to prepare proofs of his success: screenshots of his social network, laptop, the article on the magazine, his bank account, and some other things...
Then he certified and translated all these documents and screenshots to English. And he got a thick folder of proofs. With the help of an immigration lawyer, he prepared documents, paid taxes and apply for the visa.
Document review took 2 months, but it could take only 2 weeks if John paid.
Then he got ready for a coming interview. His application was approved and he was interviewed in a consulate. John's interview was good and he moved to the USA.