o-1 approval secured for noted artist joao henrique brandao

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an O-1 visa classification for the talented Brazilian artist Joao Henrique Brandao, based on his extraordinary ability in the arts.

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. 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).

Joao Henrique Brandao has built a renowned reputation as a fine artist. His works are in public and private collections in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Poland and the United States, including in the permanent collection of the Art Students League of New York. His work has been exhibited at prestigious forums globally, including at Studio 57 Fine Art in New York; Miguel Angelo Pucci Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he has also been invited to teach painting courses and workshops.

Joao has also garnered much acclaim for his talent as a restoration and conservation artist, having done substantial work in the recreation and restoration of architectural decorative interiors in classical styles. In the next 3 years, pursuant to his O-1 visa, Joao will continue this wonderful work, including with Felix Chavez Inc., on several noteworthy projects restoring landmark buildings throughout the New York City area. Copious articles have been published about Joao Brandao and his work in major art publications, and he has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards.

After studying at the prestigious New York Academy of Art to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree, Joao is thrilled that he will be able to continue his already robust artistic career in the United States:

My name is Joao Henrique Brandao and I am a visual artist, teaching artist and art restoration professional from Brazil, I have just been granted an O-1 visa. It is my immense pleasure to recommend Wildes Law Firm for all your immigration law needs. We all know that immigration law can be tricky sometimes and not knowing who you’re working with may put your plans at risk. Be aware that when it comes to visa applications you DO want to work with the
best of the best, and Wildes Law Firm IS the best of the best.

Walking into Michael’s office is like walking into the Hall of Fame as you see pictures of his world renowned clients on the wall. Since the very first visit I could rest assured of the success of my application. Michael kindly received me in his beautiful office conveniently located in Manhattan at Madison Av. and promptly set up a conference meeting with his entire team of professionals all taking records on my case, reviewing my paperwork and giving me advice on how to proceed in order to achieve a successful application. 

Most importantly, my experience throughout the process was that for Wildes Law Firm you’re not just another client, they give you all the attention necessary and truly care about your individual case, treating you as part of the family. I was a little concerned because we were on a tight deadline, so they worked tirelessly answering emails and making phone calls even on weekends! Michael’s team is formed by an extremely capable, dependable and experienced group of super lawyers; their record of hundreds of successful applications and their impressive list of clients are clear evidences of their competence.

I’ll reveal a secret here, (sshhh!) Wildes Law Firm is formed by a team of superheroes and Michael Wildes is Superman himself! I highly recommend hiring this firm for all your immigration law needs; come be part of Wildes’ family and be the difference you want to see in the world and in your career. Thanks to them I’ll be able to benefit from all the incredible opportunities there are here in the United States.

Thank you very much Wildes Law Firm! You guys rock!

For more than 5 decades, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, 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, 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 Managing Partner Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

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