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o-1 approval secured for karina togyer, leech therapist

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured an O-1 visa approvalon behalf of famed leech therapist, Ms. Karina Togyer.

Ms. Togyer is licensed in Hungary as a Parabolic Doctor, an expert in the fields of Hirudotherapy, also known as “leech therapy,” Chiropractics, Soft-laser therapy, Microscopic Blood-Vitality measuring, Bio-resonance surveying and Iris Diagnostic surveying.   Ms. Togyer has made very significant original contributions to the field of Hirudotherapy, through her pioneering methods and innovative approach to the field.  She has created an innovative method to attach leeches utilizing specialized tubing. In addition, she has developed a unique diagnostic methodology, incorporating Iris Diagnostics and Blood Droplet Microscopic Analysis, which allows for specialized diagnosis and hirudotherapy treatment.   The combination of  her ability to utilize a specialized diagnosis methodology  with her innovative method of leech application has created a pioneering technique in Hirudotherapy. We look forward to watching Ms. Togyer’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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