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o-1 visa approval secured for noted scholar & educator in the field of inter-religious conflict resolution

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an O-1 visa approval for Samuel Klein, noted British expert scholar and educator in the field of Interreligious Conflict Resolution.

In order to qualify for O-1 visa classification, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics or business, to live and work in the United States, the foreign national must provide adequate documentation to support a claim of extraordinary ability as demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim; substantial documentation evidencing he/she meets at least 3 of the acceptable evidence categories as defined by statute; a written advisory opinion from a peer group (if applicable); and an offer of employment (or multiple offers of employment, and a third party agent to petition on the individual’s behalf).

Samuel Klein is recognized globally for his talent as a Specialist, Scholar and Educator in the field of Interreligious Conflict Resolution. He has served in high-level positions with some of the most esteemed organizations around the world, leading innovative efforts to combat religious intolerance among various communities, including on college campuses throughout the United Kingdom. Furthermore, due to his unique expertise in his field, Mr. Klein is regularly invited to speak as a lecturer at prestigious conferences and panels, and has himself organized several groundbreaking programs and conferences in efforts to teach and engage young leaders about the tools needed to combat religious intolerance and bring people of different origins and faiths together in a meaningful way.

Pursuant to his O-1 visa, Mr. Klein will continue to teach and lead innovative workshops in the United States on topics relating to interreligious conflict resolution. We are thrilled to have secured a visa for such an impressive individual, who will undoubtedly continue improving the world by building tolerance and understanding on a global level.

Mr. Klein commented “Wildes & Weinberg P.C. are consummate professionals in every respect of their work as immigration lawyers.  Everyone at the firm was responsive, pro-active and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the law pertaining to my case. Wildes & Weinberg P.C rightly deserve their reputation as one of New York’s pre-eminent firms.”

For more than five decades, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, 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, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, scholars, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at

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