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 adviser for a list of credential evaluators.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 or more of the 8 USCIS eligibility categories
  • 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
  • Application Fees:
    • Each fee must be written on a separate check
    • All checks should be made out to the Department of Homeland Security
    • All checks should be delivered to OISS
    • For making a Yale check request please use the Application Fees Form
    • The university must pay the I-129 base fee of $460
    • Optional I-907 Premium Processing is an additional $2,500 (effective 10/19/2020).
    • Family members needing to file form I-539, an application fee of $370 for the family, plus a $85 biometric services fee for each family member
  • Fed Ex label
    (If the department pays for it, please bring pre-paid courier shipping label.)

Shipping Addresses:

Premium Processing:
USCIS Vermont Service Center
Premium Processing Unit
30 Houghton Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Normal Processing:
USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001