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o-1 approval secured for tasha franken, fashion model

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition to once again secure O-1 classification for international fashion model Tasha Franken so that she may work with Muse Models in NY.

Tasha Franken has enjoyed an extraordinary international career and has worked in nearly every fashion capital around the world: Paris, Barcelona, Sydney, London, New York, and Los Angeles. She has made star appearances in prestigious publications such as Vogue U.S, Teen Vogue, Vogue India, Elle Vietnam, Dazed and Confused, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, C-Heads Magazine, Esquire Netherlands, Sports Illustrated (, and Stella Magazine UK. She has also modeled for prominent brands Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, ASOS, and Club  Monaco. Ms. Franken has garnered a stellar reputation as a fashion model and we look forward to seeing more of her amazing work!

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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