O-1 Final Checklist

OISS will complete Form 'Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker' (Form I-129), and Form I-907 for Premium Processing. If all the documentation have been collected according to the customized 'Cover pages', you would have the following.

  • A complete index of all the contents of the application
  • Copy of highest degree (e.g. Ph.D. or M.D.), translated if the degree is not in English.  If the degree is from outside the U.S., a credential evaluation must be completed.  (Contact your OISS advisor for a list of credential evaluators.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 or more of the 8 USCIS eligibility categories
    Organized categories with all the supporting documentation per customized 'Cover pages'.
  • Faculty letter of support and employment details at Yale
  • Advisory opinion from a professional association or union, and/or
  • Letters of Recommendation
    These should be original and written by the letter writers on their institution's letter head. We prefer ink signatures wherever possible.
  • Deemed Export Control Form, and OISS O-1 Application Form (see menu to right)
  • Application Fees:
    • Separate base fee-check to 'Homeland Security' for $325.
      (If the department pays, have them send the check to OISS.)
    • Separate 'Premium Processing' fee-check to 'Homeland Security' for $1225 to accompany Form 907.
      (If the department pays, have them send the check to OISS.)
    • Separate 'Change of Status' fee-check to 'Homeland Security' for $290.
  • Fed Ex label
    (If the department pays for it, please bring pre-paid courier shipping label.)

Shipping Addresses:

If using Premium Processing:

USCIS Vermont Service Center
Premium Processing Unit
30 Houghton Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
 1-800-375-5283

Normal Processing:

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
 1-800-375-5283