In this Q&A, GYH Attorney Sofia Hassander explains the recent changes to the USCIS policy manual relating to O-1 visas, which add emphasis to the instructions regarding the treatment of evidence in the adjudication of O-1 petitions.

In September, USCIS released changes to their Policy Manual, which is used by USCIS officers in performing their adjudication of petitions. Certain sections of the Policy Manual are confidential and are not made publicly available, and others are. This video will discuss changes to the Policy Manual about O-1 petitions for nonimmigrant workers with extraordinary ability. This includes the O-1A subcategory for people with extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business or athletics, as well as the O-1B category for people with extraordinary ability in the arts and extraordinary achievement in the motion picture and television industry. *This video is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.