Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for international tattoo artist, Mike Boyd. Mr. Boyd specializes in cubism tattoos and is one of the pioneers of that industry.

Cubism has been often referred to as the most influential style of art during the 20th century. Inspired by cubism artists like Picasso and Georges Braque, Mike Boyd is set on bringing this beautiful art movement back into the limelight. As confirmed in several renowned tattoo publications, specifically Konbini, “Borrowing inspiration from surrealist and cubist artists of the 20th century, Boyd has ushered the style into the world of permanent ink, erecting vivid Picasso-esque tattoos on the skin.” As he has risen to global fame and recognition as a leading tattoo artist, Mike Boyd has been invited to work as a feature artist at some of the world’s best and most well-known tattoo shops and studios.

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 michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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