Siqi Yang

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Architect

O-1 for extraordinary ability


“As a young architect who just graduated from school and was on opt status, I knew that my case was very challenging from the first beginning, since I didn’t have a large amount of valuable materials as foundation for the case. However, I am glad that I found Jane after talking to my friends. The high success rate of this law firm gave me a lot of confidence.

Unlike the lawyers I consulted with before, Jane didn’t lose confidence on my case during the consultation session. Instead, she assessed my materials thoroughly and advised possible ways to improve my background, including a detailed portfolio that presents my professional image. Jane is very professional and helpful. She helped me fasten the preparation process efficiently.

The whole application process for O-1 visa was not easy. But it was also a review process for my previous work and career. I was surprised and grateful that my application was approved extremely fast. Thanks for the help Jane and her team provided during my application!”

Chinese architect Siqi Yang had her first O-1 visa application approved in September 2017. Ms. Yang obtained her Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design in May 2016 from Columbia University. Our office helped her change status from F-1 (OPT) to O-1. This case was approved in six (6) days via regular non-expedite processing and without a Request for Evidence (RFE). Ms. Yang writes:

“中国建筑师Siqi Yang 于2017年9月获得了她的首次O-1签证。杨女士于2016年5月毕业于哥伦比亚大学建筑设计专业并获得硕士学位。我们律所成功地帮助了她完成了由 F-1 (OPT)签证转换为O-1签证。该案子在没有使用加快程序的情况下六天内获得了批准,且没有收到补充证据要求(RFE)。 杨女士写道:
我知道我的案子无疑是非常有挑战性的,作为一个刚毕业结束opt的建筑师可以说我一开始并没有一个扎实的基础。但我非常庆幸在咨询了很多朋友之后找到了Jane,事务所的高成功率也让没有底气的我增加了一份信心。
在开始进行咨询的时候Jane并没有像许多之前咨询过的律师一样对我的材料进行否定,而是在进行了初步的分析之后Jane帮助我确定了基本的方向,然后一些可以通过努力来补充的材料来完善出一本能最好展示我专业形象的作品集。Jane非常专业,也能严厉的指出我准备的不足的地方,帮助我高效的推进申请过程。
申请o-1是困难的,但也是一个对自己专业的回顾和整理。申请递交之后很快就得到了通过,连自己都没有想到。感谢Jane和她的团队在申请过程中给予我的帮助”!