Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification for the second time on behalf of Tina Veshaguri, a highly acclaimed fashion model from Russia, based upon her extraordinary ability in the arts.

Ms. Veshaguri has garnered a distinguished international reputation as a model having worked extensively in the major markets of London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York, among others. She has demonstrated her extraordinary ability  by appearing for prestigious bookings. A mere sampling of her exceptional portfolio includes appearances such as: magazine covers for Numero China and WWD USA; editorials and interviews for such international magazines such as L’Officiel, Vogue Japan, and Teen Vogue;  fashion shows for Zac by Zac Posen, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy, and Kenzo; as well as advertising campaigns and catalogs for the likes of Givenchy,  Ralph Rucci, ASOS, H&M, and Saks Fifth Avenue.  These high profile assignments confirm her extraordinary reputation as a fashion model and have made her one of the most desired models today.  We look forward to her continued success!

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 michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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