Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured an O-1 visa approval for artist Danica Lundy.

 Ms. Lundy’s artwork has earned the respect of the art world as evidenced the numerous articles that have been published and continue to be published, about Ms. Lundy and her artwork in some of the most illustrious magazines in the art world. She has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions of her work around the world, at prominent galleries in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Canada and the United States, including: C+N Canpaneri Gallery, Milan, Italy; START Gallery, Sackville, NB, Canada; Sitka Spruce Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Art Lines Gallery, Hackensack, NJ; Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY; Chubb Fellows Exhibition in Miami, Chubb VIP Suite, Miami, FL. She has won awards and honors of great esteem, such as the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and has great commercial success having sold her art for staggering amounts. Danica was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 2013 and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art, where she concentrated in painting, in 2017.

 

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 three of the 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 eight 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, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

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