Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured O-1 (Extraordinary Ability) classification on behalf of Ms. Lexi Bowes-Lyon, an internationally renowned professional in the creative conservation space.
Lexi specializes in fundraising through the arts for conservation charities, and has had much success working with prestigious organizations such as Elephant Family, which has raised millions of dollars for endangered elephants through innovative fundraising events including the Faberge Egg Hunt, Elephant Parade and Animal Ball. Lexi has utilized her extensive background in the arts in order to raise funds using creative methods of public art exhibitions, bringing public awareness to important issues. Numerous popular magazines and websites have published articles about Lexi and her work. We look forward to watching her successes continue 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.