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Chapter 7 – O1 Visa and EB1 Green Card- Rights of Spouse and Children


Spouses and children can join in the fun on their spouse's O1 Visa or EB1 green card

The spouse and children of O-1 holders will be given O-3 status.  This can be quite a limiting status because the spouse and the children will not be granted work permits to work in their own right. Therefore, in order for the spouse and children to obtain employment they must qualify for a work visa in their own right, which can be difficult. This having been said, because they will be able to remain in the US for as long as the principal remains in O-1 status they can look for employment opportunities and apply for an appropriate visa. Your immigration attorney will need to consider the case of each family member to see if they have sufficient qualifications themselves to qualify for a work visa.

A general rule of thumb should be that unless the family member has a bachelor’s degree or is a bona fide skilled worker they may have to consider attending college until such time as the O-1 achieves green card status or the individual family member acquires sufficient education or skills to strike out on their own.

For EB1 Spouses and Children, they all get green cards at the same time as the EB1 applicant. Children must be under 21 to qualify.


 The O-1 and the EB1 visas are excellent options for consideration because they offer so much potential for all those who qualify. By following the various check lists you will be able to help us immensely in this application. We hope you have found this overview informative and helpful. However, if you have any further questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.


Chapter Selection
Chapter 1  –  O1 Visas and EB1 Green Cards for Sports, Track and Field
Chapter 2  –  To Be The Best
Chapter 3  –  O1 Visa vs. EB1 Green Card
Chapter 4  –  O1 Visa Check List
Chapter 5  –  EB1 Green Card Checklist
Chapter 6  –  Acclaim, Sponsorship and Visa Duration
Chapter 7 –  O1 Visa and EB1 Green Card – Spouse and Children

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Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
520 Broadway, Suite 350,
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 310 496 4292

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