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o-1 visa approval secured for photographer huguette ampudia

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an O-1 visa approval for the talented Mexican photographer, Ms. Huguette Ampudia, based on her extraordinary ability in the arts.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. 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).

Huguette Ampudia has built a renowned reputation as a photographer both in Mexico and in the United States. In Mexico, she has worked with some of the most prestigious architecture and interior design firms that are known internationally for their excellence and sustainable “green” architecture work. Her photographs have been published in various magazines and books relating to architecture and design, as well as on dozens of popular websites from around the globe.

Huguette’s photography work has been displayed in several noteworthy forums, including at the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn. This winter, her photographs will be on display at the distinguished Art Museum of Sinaloa (Museo de Arte de Sinaloa) in Mexico.

Huguette is thrilled that with her O-1 visa, she will be able to continue her already robust artistic career as a photographer in the United States, having received offers from several noteworthy companies to serve as photographer.

For more than 5 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, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, 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, education 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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