The O-1 nonimmigrant category is for individuals who have achieved and sustained national or international acclaim for extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. Syracuse University may sponsor a foreign national for O-1 status if the individual meets the “extraordinary ability” criteria and has a job offer from the University. Only Syracuse University’s Office of University Counsel may file an O-1 petition on behalf of the University. O-1 status may be granted initially for up to 3 years.
To discuss whether O-1 status is appropriate, or for more information, please contact the Office of University Counsel.