Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Ms. Katiucia Torres Soares,  an international fashion model hailing from Brazil. 

Ms. Torres is an outstanding fashion model who has garnered a distinguished international reputation in her field. She began her career in her native Brazil and quickly gained recognition when she was crowned Miss Caieiras 2012. That same year she participated in the Miss São Paulo where she impressively placed among the top 15. Soon after, she was working with major names in the industry including a hair product campaign for global beauty brand L’Oreal and web catalog work for Calvin Klein lingerie. Represented by Brazilian and U.S. agencies, Ms. Torres has worked with prestigious clients over the course of her career, to include: L’Officiel Latvia, Vogue Brazil, Vogue UK, Noivas Brazil, Caras Brazil, Maxim Milan, Gillette, Schweppes, American Express, Peek and Cloppenburg, and Bon Prix, among others.

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.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at


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