Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
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.
Episode 1 - The Acrobat
When the visa applicant is an acrobat, you can expect some flip-flopping on the eligibility requirements.
Episode 2 - The Programmer
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
A microbiologist wants to work in the US, and his application hinges on a series of awards and prizes.
Episode 4 - The Stylist
Actors and athletes write in to attest the styling skills of a visa applicant, but is talent with scissors enough?.