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eb-1 approval secured for josh olins, photographer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an EB-1 I-140 immigrant visa approval for the talented photographer Josh Olins. This approval is the first step in obtaining a green card (lawful permanent residence) based on extraordinary ability.

Originally from the U.K., Josh has built a renowned reputation as a leading fashion photographer internationally. He has photographed major celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, and James Franco, among many others, for the covers of and editorials published in major fashion magazines such as Vogue, WSJ, Dazed, and many more. In 2016, Josh was selected to photograph the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, for the Vogue centenary issue, which was her first and only fashion photo shoot. Those photos were featured on the cover and in the pages of Vogue, and were placed on display at a special exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Josh has also photographed for advertisements and projects for major fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, and many others. We look forward to watching his successful career continue in the United States and internationally.

Founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries, Wildes & Weinberg specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. More than fifty six years since its inception the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent type visas. 

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and two international/corporate law firm and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele and Chef Jean-Georges. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has  maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases.  In addition, the firm’s  multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, which continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California.

For more information on this visa category or any other classification please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at to schedule a consultation.

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