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o-1 approval secured for chanoch daum, actor/writer/comedy performer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured an O-1 visa approvalon behalf of Chanoch Daum, the talented Israeli actor, writer and comedy performer, based on his extraordinary ability and success in the arts.  Chanoch will be coming to the U.S. to star in a series of stand-up comedy performances.

Chanoch Daum is a comedian that is routinely touted as one of Israel’s top comedic performer and writers. He has become very famous starring in multiple successful comedic television shows and hosting many popular radio shows as well. He has also published several very successful books since 2001. Mr. Daum has had a highly successful career performing stand-up comedy, for which he has been lauded and recognized throughout his home country of Israel. He is highly acclaimed for his comedic performances. We look forward to watching his successes in the United States!

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at

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