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o-1 visa approval secured for noted graphic designer/art director/tattoo artist baz shailes

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained O-1 visa classification for the talented Graphic Designer/Art Director/Tattoo Artist Barry “Baz” Shailes, based on his extraordinary ability in the arts.

Baz has garnered a reputation of renown as a talented graphic designer and artist. He has designed branding and marketing materials for many popular organizations and festivals such as The New England Shake Up and the Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. He has also worked as a prominent tattoo artist with Upstate Black N Blue, and will be working with Hard Knocks Motorcycle Entertainment as Chief Art Director and tattoo artist at the company’s new studio in New York City. Additionally, numerous popular tattoo industry and major media publications have published articles about Baz and his work.

Baz Shailes was pleased, indicating he “appreciated Michael Wildes’ work, and the personal approach his staff had in regards to our application”. Mr. Wildes was honored to have secured the O-1 visa classification for Baz Shailes, an established talent in the world of Graphic Design and an Outstanding Tattoo Artist.

The O-1 visa classification is a non-immigrant visa classification for temporary workers, granted by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to an individual “who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.” There are also accompanying visa categories available to certain individuals who provide essential support to O-1 visa holders, and derivative immigration status available to immediate family members of O-1 visa holders.

Over the past 58 years, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, several Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, business and education to live and work in the United States, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at

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