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Chef, Julie Myrtille

In March 2020, French pastry chef, Julie Khim Tewes (“Julie Myrtille”) and her sister and manager, Melanie Khim Tewes, received three-year renewals of their O-1 and O-2 visas in just seven days through Artists & Entrepeneurs Inc. Entrepreneurs Julie and Melanie run their own pastry store in Austin, Texas and create a whole line of pastries….


Japanese Textile Artist, Terumi Saito

Terumi Saito is a Japanese Textile artist. She received an MFA in Textiles from Parsons School of Design in New York in May 2020. Her O-1 was submitted on August 25, 2021 and approved on September 13, 2021.


Chinese PR  Consultant/Specialist in Asian Arts & Culture, EE

EE is a Chinese national who received a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Administration at New York University in 2016. Her O-1 was approved in September 2021.


Japanese photographer and videographer, Reiko Yanagi

Reiko Yanagi is a Japanese photographer and videographer. We submitted her 3-year O-1 application in April 2021 and her O-1 was approved six weeks later in May 2021. We used standard processing.

This is the second three-year O-1 visa we have obtained for Reiko and despite complicated fact patterns, both were approved without an RFE.


Fintech Entrepreneur and AI Consultant, Zhuangzhuang (Marshall) Chang

Fintech Entrepreneur and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Consultant, Zhuangzhuang (Marshall) Chang, received his 3-year O-1A visa in February 2021 without a Request for Evidence. This case was sponsored by an agent since Mr. Chang is essentially self-employed through his own companies. 


Dancer and yoga instructor, Aya Jane Saotome

Aya Jane Saotome, a dancer and yoga instructor from UK, was approved her 3 year O-1 visa in July 2020. Aya’s case was filed on June 5, 2020 and approved on July 6, 2020 through regular processing.


CinematographerTinNgai Chan

TinNgai (“Tin”) Chan is a L.A.-based Cinematographer from China. We submitted his 3-year agent-based O-1 application on March 31, 2021 and his case was approved on May 12, 2021 with standard processing. 

 Tin’s background in engineering has sharpened his skills as a solution-oriented and communicative filmmaker. Coupling his engineering skills with an obsessive interest in image and sound, Tin earned his MFA in Film Production in 2019 at Loyola Marymount University, where he directed and photographed “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” a short film currently circulating among festivals.


Dancer, Amanda Collins

In June 2020, Australian back-up dancer, Amanda Collins, received a second three-year O-1 within 4 weeks of filing her case through our office. Despite the fact that Amanda had almost no press, our office, with 20 years of experience, was able to create a solid case for this exemplary dancer.


Videographer/ Video Artist, Jiwon Choi

We submitted her 3-year agent-based O-1 renewal on June 9, 2020 and it was approved on June 24, 2020. She used regular (non-expedite) processing. Jiwon received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in May 2013 and also a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography, video, and related media from the same school in May 2016.

Artists & Entrepreneurs serves as a visa sponsor for those who need an agent-petitioner in the United States for O or P visa purposes. Many O and P visa applicants are self-employed and work as independent contractors. Hence, they do not have full time employers to sponsor them.

Similarly, Artists & Entrepreneurs will advise self-petitioners applying for National Interest Waiver Green Cards in the arts, sciences, business and athletics. For the National Interest Waiver Green Card, no US sponsor or full time employer is necessary.

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Artists & Entrepreneurs has been established to serve as a resource for foreign artists, athletes, entrepreneurs and others who want to live and work in the United States.

The chart below shows some of our Artist & Entrepreneur O-1 Approvals for 2020.

CountryProfessionDate FiledDate Case ApprovedRFE? *Premium Processing
GermanyGraphic Designer12/30/191/8/20NoYes
ChinaArt Critic/ Gallerist3/3/203/6/20noyes
FrancePastry chef and manager3/16/203/24/20noyes
SpainPhoto Director/Videographer4/22/205/6/20nono
Costa RicaWedding photographer/manager4/14/205/13/20nono
JapanArt Director5/14/206/3/20NoNo
MexicoCostume Designer6/5/206/24/20NoNo
JapanVideographer/ Video Editor6/18/208/20/20NoNo
JapanFashion/Graphic Designer8/18/208/24/20NoNo
GreeceHip-Hop Dancer3/24/209/1/20YesNo
MexicoKnitwear Designer9/11/209/21/20NoNo
ScotlandAthletic Coach9/16/209/23/20NoYes
CyprusUrban Designer8/25/209/25/20NoNo
JapanVideographer/ Video Editor9/10/209/16/20NoNo
South KoreaPhotographer7/9/209/16/20NoNo
South AfricaMotivational Speaker9/29/2010/8/20NoNo
TaiwanProduct Designer9/10/2010/21/20NoNo
JapanHair Stylist9/23/2010/20/20NoNo
ChinaIndustrial Designer10/22/2011/2/20NoNo
BrazilWriter & Literary Translator10/7/2011/6/20NoNo
JapanHair Stylist10/19/2011/16/20NoNo
JapanMakeup Artist11/16/2011/23/20NoNo
HungaryHealth Communications Specialist11/25/2012/4/20NoYes
KoreaFine artist9/15/2011/18/20NoNo
CanadaMotivational Speaker11/6/2011/10/20NoNo
JapanInterior Designer12/15/201/14/21NoYes

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