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o-1 approval secured for shae lee shackleford, musician/performer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has received an O-1 approval Australian multi-talented musician and performer Shae Lee Shackleford.

Shae Lee Shackleford is one of the lead members of “SketchShe,” an Australian trio that performs and lip-syncs in memorable comedic videos. The group has garnered millions of fans and views on YouTube and has been invited to work with many prestigious companies and groups around the world.

Shae-Lee has also gained much attention from films that she has produced, directed and starred in, including “The Anti-Social Network” and “Socially Awkward Media,” which have both received awards and nominations. She is a multi-talented performer whose work has been recognized internationally.  We look forward to watching Shae-Lee’s success continue in the United States!

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 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).

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, 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 Michael Wildes at

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