O1 Visa Recommendation Letters are an extremely important piece of the O-1 Visa application. The reason why they are important is because the USCIS wants to know what other prominent individuals in the field or related fields have to say about your work. In order to produce an appealing letter, following specific guidelines set by the USCIS is key to have a well written letter. It is important to note that O1 Visa Recommendation Letters for an application are completely different from other letters of recommendation. Here are lists of suggestions you can follow:
*Phrases and language to avoid, if possible:
Remember always avoid using any type of language which implies that you will be great in the future. Without mentioning how you are great now in the present, and have been in the past. Phrases such as: “she is enjoyable, humble, useful, has great potential, etc. will weaken the letter.
The reason of this letter is to show that you are already “extraordinary” and that you have “risen to the top of his/her field.”