In August, finally I got my O-1B visa approved. I felt great after I received the actual paper approved-documents. What a relief!
I spent so much time, money and energy to prepare the paperwork!!
Just so you know, the O visa category covers individuals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. Since I am living in a different country as an international individual, I had to apply for a visa to stay longer in the U.S. So I had to submit all the supporting materials to approve my achievement and ability.
As you can see from the photo, I almost made an encyclopedia! This stack of papers was only half of my documents! I guess the officers from the government is really serious about the thickness of paper. : )
After all this effort, I can now stay in the U.S for 3 more years. After 3 years, what happens? Well, I need to extend my visa each additional year. Living in a different country is sooooo hard!!