Like the other answers point out, an O-1 visa is for those with extraordinary ability or achievement so it is not easy to get. At the outset, a PhD is not enough to get an O-1 — you’ll need to show that your ability or achievement is extraordinary and at the top of your field. This can be shown in a lot of different ways, but basically you will want to build a resume of all of your projects, awards, publications, or anything that you think will help establish that you are at the top of your field.
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