Symphony Musician’s Work Visa Problem SolvedPublished: Friday, June 14, 2013
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.