Prince Harry could be working in the US on a visa designed for people with ‘extraordinary ability’, experts said yesterday.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, now has two jobs and TV and radio projects in the US, prompting many to question how he obtained a visa.
Prince Harry could be working in the US on a visa designed for people with ‘extraordinary ability’
As a British citizen, Harry was not automatically entitled to seek employment after moving to California last year with American wife Meghan, 39.
He could have applied for a green card, but this comes with significant income tax implications and can take up to 21 months to process.
The O-1 visa website says it is for ‘an individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognised nationally or internationally’.
Harry’s work with Invictus Games for injured servicemen could potentially qualify him.
And his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey certainly earned millions for the TV industry.
O-1 visa approval can take just weeks and finding a US citizen to serve as a referee would not have been a problem – Harry’s friends include ex-President Barack Obama.
Canadian singer Justin Bieber has used the O-1 visa which lasts up to three…