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o-1 approval secured for hana nitsche, fashion model

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed on behalf of APM Model Management to secure O-1B classification once again on behalf of international fashion model Hana Nitsche.

Hana Nitsche has enjoyed a distinguished modeling ever since her appearance on Germany’s Next Top Model in 2007, which propelled her to international stardom. She has been featured on the covers of FHM France, Cocoon, Maxim Germany and Maxim South Africa as well as in editorials for Elle, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and GQ. Lifestyle and celebrity magazines like Gala, Glamour, InStyle, and Ok constantly feature articles on her career and social life providing updates to her numerous fans and followers.  She has also collaborated with photographer Raphael Mazzucco on his “Iceland Series,” which was exhibited at Art Basel. Ms. Nitsche continues to leave her mark upon the industry, ranking No. 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2016.

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 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.

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