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 for international fashion model Michelene Auguste.
APM Models is a boutique model management firm representing international and local models alike in New York City. Established in 1996 in Manhattan’s historic Union Square neighborhood, the agency has become a celebrated name in the New York fashion world. Michelene Auguste has enjoyed a distinguished modeling career, having walked the runways for Alice & Olivia, Claire Pettibone, Araks, and Diesel Black Gold. She has also modeled for Oh Comely Magazine, Grazia UK, Harrods Magazine UK, and Seven Tribes Magazine.
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.