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Unvaccinated Facing Immigration Challenges as Rigorous Vaccination Requirements Become Implemented

Novak Djokovic, a Serbian tennis player, who is ranked No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), was deported from Australia by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, for refusing vaccination against COVID-19. It is Djokovic’s second time having his visa revoked in the past month after much controversy including his attendance at a PR event …

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O-1B Approval with 2 Unrelated Professional Titles: Performer and Photographer

Within the arts, it is sometimes difficult to stay within one profession.  Sometimes as a multidisciplinary artist, and you work on multiple different types of artistic mediums. Therefore, it is very common for a photographer to also do filmwork. Or for a performer to also serve as an influencer. It is entirely possible to file …

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O-1B Testimonial Letters

Testimonial letters are used in both O-1A cases and O-1B cases. However, in  O-1B cases, there is a specific evidentiary criterion called “Significant Recognition” which is typically used for including testimonial letters. There is a specific evidentiary criterion within the O-1B regulations known as Significant Recognition. To satisfy this criterion, you need to submit some …

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From The Heart of NYC To Yours: Yao Law Group Commits To Helping Artists, No Matter Where They Are

How One Law Firm Paves The Way For Artists With Immigration Services And Entertainment Industry Protection Yao Law Group is a forward-thinking, technologically advanced, award-winning law firm that is dedicated to serving international and domestic artists. This law firm is happy to assist with handling the legality of your art so that you can focus …

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National or International Recognition in Your Field

O-1 Criterion: National or International Recognition in Your Field

One of the six criteria for the O-1 visa is national or international recognition within your field.   There are a variety of ways you can satisfy this criterion of national or international recognition. This can include press articles, publications of your work, or press features. It is extremely critical that when you are applying …

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Your CV and Why It’s Important for Your O-1 Visa

Your CV and Why It’s Important for Your O-1 Visa

The CV: it’s a critical piece of your petition. Yet, both attorneys and clients alike often overlook the CV in the O-1 process. A CV is also your resume. Therefore, this document should include your achievements, accomplishments, education, skills, etc. Unfortunately, more often than not, a traditional CV is not impressive in the eyes of …

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