Artists, Musicians, Performers Sample Cases

These are some sample cases from our files. It is impossible for us to present all have done past over 15 years of our practice. But these were some cases that came to mind when we started writing this column 2-3 years ago.

Category: Artists, Musicians, Performers, E-3 Visa
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We were retained by a corporate client to process several E-3 petitions for nationals of Australia. All of the visas were issued at the Australian consulates without any problem. One applicant has already entered the U.S is currently working on E-3 status. We have also submitted a petition for an E-3 amendment with USCIS, which was also approved without any issues.

We were asked to also provide an opinion on the E-3 possibility for a Stage actor and teacher of dramatics.  That case appeared to be a bit difficult because it was not clear that the job required a degree.  Nevertheless, after that matter was clarified, that E-3 visa was also approved.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Type of Case: O1
Category: Artists, Musicians, Performers, O-1 Visa
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 We obtained an O1 for an applicant who achieved a Master in Bonsai technique.  He had apprenticed under one of the premier experts in Japan.  We offered letters from field experts praising the applicant's work and noting his extraordinary artistic abilities.  We also provided documentation of the applicant's participation as a trade show "featured artist" which is an honor only bestowed on the very best in the field.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.