Q: I'm a songwriter from the Netherlands that recently signed a music publishing contract with an American company.
Does that mean I can apply for a immigration visa?
A: Depending on the level of your recognition in your field (music), you may qualify for, among other possibilities, an O-1 visa. You should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate your credentials to see what immigration options may exist for you. For some general information regarding O-1 status, visit: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/o-1-visa-individuals-extraordinary-ability-or-achievement Note also that an O-1 is a temporary nonimmigrant type of status. An attorney can also discuss with you the prospect of an immigrant visa case.
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