O-1B Visa Artists & Entertainment : How can artist work in the US?, Immigration Lawyer in California

O-1B Visa Artists & Entertainment : How can artist work in the US?, Immigration Lawyer in California

Did you know that at the two artists can get
a visa to work in America? Stay tuned and watch how. Hi everybody. My name is Jacob Sapochnick and I’m an immigration
attorney based in San Diego, California. In this video, I’m going to talk about how
at the two artists or any other artists for that matter can get a work visa to work and
live in the United States. This visa is called the O-1B. I liked the O-1A that I’ve done videos before. The O-1B is reserved for those that have extraordinary
ability of the arts to come in and working in the United States. So this visa requires the following. Number one, it has to show that you have achieved
a certain level in your field. So, if you are the two artists that you have
gained fame and exposure in your field, how do we show this? We show this by articles and publications
about you. We showed this by prizes and awards that you’ve
earned in your field. We sure this by the fact that you earned a
high salary or something like that in your field. We can also just show this that you have been
a judge or in a competition in your field. So for example, at the two competition or
something like that. We can also show this by peer letters or people
that are known in the industry, maybe models that are in the space and they can write about
doing things like that. Now, remember we, we only need to show three
criteria out of 10 in the O-1B category. So we don’t need to show all of it. And if, for example, we had a case with some
new with the tattoo artist and came to me and we only had two criteria out of the town. He didn’t have three, which I need. And I said, ‘Listen, why don’t you try gain,
some judging a roles in competition. There’re so many competitions inside or outside
of the U.S. Why don’t you try it again those.’ I mean, you know, he came back to me a few
months later after being a judge at some of these competitions in his tattoo field and
I was able to used that including other articles to build a stronger case and his got his own
O-1B case and now we’re planning to do his green card using those categories. Remember, O-1B is an artist visa, reserve
for artist in several categories including tattoo, including painters, including…even
social media influencers, they have an entire, huge Instagram following and they are showing
their pictures and an artist on their accounts that can get O-1B visas. We’ve done this before. Again, remember we have to show at least three
out of 10 categories. So high salary articles that is from peers,
judging competition and things like that. And if we have those, we put us in a strong
case, we file this and you can get an O-1B visa for the duration of your contract. You need to sponsor or an agent to be able
to do that. Somebody who’s going to offer you a job or
be your agent representing you in that particular field. And again, the visa is issued for the duration
of your contract. You have to show why you come in here. But it’s an amazing visa for artists to come
to the United States to build themselves and move forward and get a green card, which is
also possible after you get an O-1B. So remember, if you’re interested in the O-1B,
post your comments below and you’re your questions. And also you can email me at [email protected] right
here and I’ll be able to answer your questions and see if you qualify for the artist visa,
whether you’re tattoo artist or any other artists. We love artists who are many, many artists
and we love to work with you as well. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe
right here. Right here. And let us know what other videos you would
like to see. I’ll be happy to make them for you. Thanks for watching. I will see you in our next video.


  • John Alvarez

    December 11, 2018

    Hi, can I know your email address so I acn email you? I have a lots of questions about this.. I am tattoo artist.. Thanks!

  • mass artwave

    December 17, 2018

    that was useful thank you….:)

  • Ricardo Machado

    March 19, 2019

    Hello, can photographers/videographers apply for this type of visa?

  • yeeyee

    June 24, 2019

    Can we get this visa without a diploma of any sort. And can a model get this visa as well? Thanks a lot ❤️

  • Elham Ibrahim

    June 26, 2019

    What about pro wrestlers? Can they be qualified for this visa too?

  • 2 Hunz

    July 31, 2019

    Hey, I’m a tattooer in London I have a trip planned to New York for the end of the year so I need a Visa. I have a fairly large Instagram following and bookings already taken and a shop to host me but I don’t know if this visa will work for me?

  • Linda Abusaid

    August 8, 2019

    Hello 👋, I am a fashion designer, fine art artist , makeup artist and an accessories designer, I do have appearances in the new paper I would like to know if I am allegeable for this visa thank you so much.

  • Ignacio Massa

    September 3, 2019

    Hi, I'm a Chilean Actor, 29 years-old, investigating the O1B… I've been working in my field, I have not won awards but I've worked in 3 soap operas in a succesfull Tv Channel (I've collected some interviews, news, publications about my roles, etc.), and before I've had participation in some Tv Series, doing theater, etc. Could I apply for this Visa? And the other question is…. Are there companies that hire o1b visas? I want to get to LA and it is necessary to have a first job that allows me to pay the rent, expenses, etc. Thank you!!!! A Hug


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