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Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

4 Episodes

Documentary | United States • There are 75 different categories of American work visas - but one of the best known is O-1, the “genius” visa designated for people who have attained profound professional achievement. We explore what it takes to qualify for this rare status.

Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
  • Episode 1 - The Acrobat

    Episode 1

    When the visa applicant is an acrobat, you can expect some flip-flopping on the eligibility requirements.

  • Episode 2 - The Programmer

    Episode 2

    The creator of a popular sports video game wants to work in the US. But is he accomplished enough to get over the one-yard line?

  • Episode 3 - The Scientist

    Episode 3

    A microbiologist wants to work in the US, and his application hinges on a series of awards and prizes.

  • Episode 4 - The Stylist

    Episode 4

    Actors and athletes write in to attest the styling skills of a visa applicant, but is talent with scissors enough?.