Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pictured with the firm’s client and talented fine artist Yun Jang. February, 2019.

 

Yun has achieved a great deal of success as a painter. His works have been exhibited in many prestigious galleries such as the Lodge Gallery, Flowers Gallery, Panepinto Galleries, and many others. He has won a number of major awards, and his artwork has been featured on the pages of many of the world’s most important art magazines. Michael and Yun pose with Mr. Jang’s most recent commissioned piece in the New York office of Wildes & Weinberg.

Most recently, the firm secured an extension of O-1 visa classification on behalf of Yun Jang.

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 three of the 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 eight 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, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

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