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o-1 approval secured for jack broadbent, u.k. singing sensation

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured an O-1 visa approval for Jack Broadbent, U.K. singing sensation.

Jack Broadbent is a talented singer, songwriter and musician who is making waves across the globe with his great talent and unique musical style. Raised in humble beginnings in rural England with a musician father, he starting as a street performer (“busker”) with his unique slide guitar skills, skyrocketing to fame and gaining millions of YouTube views. Now that he has truly honed his skills and developed into an authentic blues musician, he has captivated audiences globally and has delivered memorable performances at venues across Europe.

He is now sought out to perform at major venues and festivals throughout the United States and all over the world. This summer, he will be opening for Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd in several major stadium performances in the U.S. We look forward to watching his successes continue!

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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