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o-1 approval secured for denise ho, fashion designer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Denise Ho, a talented fashion designer from Canada, based on her extraordinary ability in the arts.

Denise Ho is an internationally renowned fashion designer who has worked with some of the leading fashion houses in the world. She began her career in fashion by graduating with a Master’s degree in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, which is consistently regarded as one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the fashion world. Subsequently, Denise went on to work with Viktor & Rolf as a womenswear designer. She then moved on to serve as Head of Design for the iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous brand in Amsterdam. Denise’s designs have been worn by major celebrities and displayed in the pages of the most widely read publications, including Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times, Elle, and many others. We look forward to watching Denise’s career continue to flourish 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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