o-1 approval secured for deborah dyer (a/k/a skin)

Managing Partner Michael Wilde is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weiinberg has secure an O-1 visa approval for Deborah Dyer, better known as “Skin,” lead singer for the international hit band known as Skunk Anansie.

Ms. Dyer has performed under the pseudonym “Skin” for several decades, garnering an international following and performing internationally to rave reviews and with multiple albums that have sold over 5 million copies. The band’s first single, “Selling Jesus” was featured on the soundtrack of the film Strange Days.  Throughout the 1990s, the group toured globally with such bands as: U2, Aerosmith, Feeder, Lenny Kravitz, Bad Religion, Rollins Band, Therapy?, Rammstein, Killing Joke, Soulfly, Sevendust, Oomph!, Muse, Staind, Powerman 5000, Veruca Salt, Marion and A Perfect Circle. 

Aside from her renown as lead singer of this internationally acclaimed band, Skin has developed a distinguished reputation as a DJ in her own right separate and apart from her renown as a singer.  It is in this vein that she now enters the United States – to make her mark as a Tech House DJ.

The O-1 visa classification is a non-immigrant visa classification for temporary workers, granted by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to 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 recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.” There are also accompanying visa categories available to certain individuals who provide essential support to O-1 visa holders, and derivative immigration status available to immediate family members of O-1 visa holders.

For more than 50 years, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, the 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.

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

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