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o-1 approval secured for natasha sorensen, photographer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 Extraordinary Ability visa classification on behalf of Ms. Natasha (“Tash”) Sorensen.

Ms. Sorensen has established herself as an individual of extraordinary ability in the photography industry and by virtue of her accomplishments, which are detailed below, has risen to the very top of her field of endeavor. Ms. Sorensen has maintained an illustrious career as a premiere photographer all over the world, working in Australia, Africa, and New York City. She has garnered substantial acclaim as a documentary photographer, with a focus on social issues, news reporting, and human rights, as evidenced by the high-profile, award-winning companies, publications, prominent nonprofit organizations, and campaigns which have continually hired her to photograph their important events. The photographs she was hired to take for these elite organizations were published in major media publications, social media, and websites. Furthermore, numerous photographs taken by Tash have been used by the companies for their corporate marketing materials, websites, and advertisements. She possesses a level of expertise that personifies that she is one of the small percentage of experts in this critical area and it has been our Firm’s honor to work with and represent Ms. Sorensen.

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.

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