The Very Versatile O-1 Visa! 

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Many of our clients wish to work as independent contractors and consultants on a self-employed basis. They do not wish to be tied down to one employer. The O-1 regulations provide for this scenario by allowing an “agent” to sponsor the O-1 applicant. The O-1 applicant then has a good amount of freedom. We have […]

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Many designers approached us to apply for an O-1 visa after failing to get selected for the H-1B lottery in April 2022. Chinese architectural designer Yihan Li is one of them. She was sponsored by a small but distinguished New York architecture firm. Yihan has a first-rate academic record, having received a Bachelor of Architecture degree […]

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Our stellar record for performing artists continues, including a recent approval for Italian Upright and Electric Bass player, Luca Chiappara. It is often hard to get approvals for bass players, who invariably play as part of a group and are therefore not always considered to be in a “leading role.” Luca was sponsored by one […]

NIW News Post

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We are excited to have received a swift approval of our most recent National Interest Waiver application for a small interior design operation in New York City. The applicant self-petitioned through his business, which has no employees except for himself, and has low revenues. The applicant, a Hong Kong national already on an E-2 Investor […]

EB1 News Post

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Congratulations to Mark Wasuita, Co-Director of the Master of Science program in Critical Curatorial Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Mark’s Extraordinary Ability Green Card application was recently approved. We filed his case on November 30, 2021, using the Premium Processing service and received an onerous Request […]

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Mr. Satoshi Fujita, under the artist’s name Dragon 76 (Instagram: dragon76art), is a muralist and painter based in New York City and active all over the world. We applied for Mr. Fujita’s National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card (I-140) on October 29, 2020, and it was approved on September 8, 2021. We then applied for […]

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Mengnan Cheng is a Chinese architectural designer specializing in commercial and residential architectural interior design. She received a master’s degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2019. We submitted her sponsor-based O-1 on 03/17/2022, and it was approved in less than a month on 04/11/2022 with regular non-expedite processing. Ms. Cheng […]

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We recently had two more newly approved O-1 cases: Chun Yao Chang (https://www.cchunyao.com/) is an award-winning VFX Compositor and Matte Painter. He received a BA degree in Visual Design from National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan in 2012 and an MFA degree in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in […]

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We recently had two newly cleared O-1 cases: Italian architect Simone Filippini, who holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Politecnico di Milano, was initially on a J-1 visa. The J-1 employer, a boutique architectural studio in New York, was impressed with Simone’s work and wanted to offer him a more long-term […]

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James K. Lowe (https://jamesklowe.com) is an acclaimed Photographer. He received his MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2017. We filed Mr. Lowe’s first O-1 case on January 20, 2022 and it was approved on February 17, 2022. Mr. Lowe writes: “Jane and her team made quick work of my first […]