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o-1 approval secured for famed manicurist “maki”

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has secured an O-1 approval for famed manicurist ‘Maki”!

Maki rapidly made a name for herself as one of the most highly sought after manicurists and nail artists in the world and she has sustained a remarkable international reputation extending her expertise to the United States and beyond.  She is well-recognized as a nail artist for celebrities, having worked as for renowned personalities such as Madonna, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palmero, M.I.A., Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, Adele among many others.  She has also been commissioned to do the nail design for high profile advertising campaigns such as: Essie, La-Z-Boy, Foster Grant, Latisse, MAC, Versace, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target Styles, Uniqlo, Michael Kors, and Swarovski.

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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