O-1 APPROVAL SECURED FOR Miss Venezula 2011 Irene Esser

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., Managing Partner, Michael Wildes, is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully obtained an O-1 visa for the talented and beautiful Irene Esser, Miss Venezula 2011,  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).

Irene Esser is perhaps best known for the prestigious title she earned in 2011, “Miss Venezuela. She then went on to represent her home country in the Miss Universe pageant in 2012, where she finished as 2nd Runner-Up. The O-1 visa will allow her to remain in the United States and  work as a Fashion Model for Trump Model Management LLC (“Trump Models”).

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.

According to Michael Wildes, the firm has assisted with the U.S. immigration needs for many beauty queens and pageant winners including, Maria Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013, Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, Jimena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010, Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, Rita Messinger, Miss Universe 1976.

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 michael@wildeslaw.com.

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