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o-1 approval secured for olanna taskey, fashion model

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Olanna Taskey, an internationally renowned fashion model, based upon her extraordinary ability in the arts.

Ms. Taskey has indeed amassed a distinguished portfolio in the modeling world. She has gained extensive exposure from her appearances in national and international campaigns for some of the world’s best known brands, to include: Guess, Morellato (with Ben Affleck), DKNY, Martini Rossi (with George Clooney), Budweiser, Bacardi, Coca Cola, Macy’s, Marriott/Ritz Carlton, Shiseido, Target, Levis, Mercedes Benz, Nike and Smirnoff. In addition, Ms. Taskey has modeled in editorials for top magazines such as Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Maxim, Allure, Genlux, Flare, and Health 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.

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