Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has secured an O-1 visa approval on behalf of Valentin Schmid, Business Editor for Epoch Times
Valentin Schmid has built an illustrious reputation over the past decade and has become recognized internationally as a leader in the business of financial analysis and journalism through his work deciphering and discussing global economic trends. Mr. Schmid is touted as the go-to authority on macroeconomic trends and financial markets, with a particular focus on China and Gold.
As a business editor for Epoch Times, he personally revitalized the publication by establishing its business brand and writing extraordinary articles discussing global economic issues affecting the citizens of the United States independently and removed from political, corporate, or academic bias. Mr. Schmid’s financial analysis via his writing at Epoch Times has become so influential that he is the most translated writer within the organization.
According to Michael Wildes, “It is our honor to have secured this 0-1 visa classification for Valentin Schmid and we look forward to watching his wonderful career continue to flourish 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 email@example.com.
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