Symphony Musician's Work Visa Problem Solved
Our client was a violinist whose non-profit employer did not have the budget to pay the required filing fees to support her H-1B visa extension. However, when we examined her resume and interviewed her, we saw that perhaps she had the elements for an approvable O-1 “Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts” case. Paying close attention to the specifics of the statute, we were able to build an impressive argument that her experience met three of the criteria for this visa classification. USCIS approved the employer’s petition, and our client is able to continue working for them.
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Recent Case Successes
After two years of our continued oversight and follow up, the U.S. Embassy in Korea granted our client's employment-based petition.
Our client entered the U.S. on a fraudulent passport, and returned it to the supplier without keeping a copy of it. We had to prove that he was inspected and admitted into the U.S., not an easy feat when the only piece of evidence proving so is gone.
Our client was a scientist who had to leave the U.S. because he was not selected in the H-1B lottery. He explored the idea of an O-1A with his potential employer, and we went ahead with the case.