Can an author get an O-1 visa?

Yes, it’s a possibility. 

But, like others have indicated already—it’s not a sure thing. You can’t just be a good writer, you have to be an exceptional writer. Of course, the term “exceptional” can be somewhat subjective, but the more qualifications you have proving that your writing is of the highest caliber—the better off you will be. Consider if you have any awards, memberships to recognized groups, or other statuses that set you apart from everyday writers.

An immigration attorney can help you review your qualifications to see if you are a good fit for this type of visa. LawTrades can put you in touch with a knowledgeable, yet affordable immigration attorney to answer your questions and get you on the right path. Check out our site and let us know if you’d like to set up a consultation.