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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 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.
Cinematographer, TinNgai 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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The chart below shows some of our Artist & Entrepreneur O-1 Approvals for 2020.
|Country||Profession||Date Filed||Date Case Approved||RFE? *||Premium Processing|
|China||Art Critic/ Gallerist||3/3/20||3/6/20||no||yes|
|France||Pastry chef and manager||3/16/20||3/24/20||no||yes|
|Costa Rica||Wedding photographer/manager||4/14/20||5/13/20||no||no|
|Japan||Videographer/ Video Editor||6/18/20||8/20/20||No||No|
|Japan||Videographer/ Video Editor||9/10/20||9/16/20||No||No|
|South Africa||Motivational Speaker||9/29/20||10/8/20||No||No|
|Brazil||Writer & Literary Translator||10/7/20||11/6/20||No||No|
|Hungary||Health Communications Specialist||11/25/20||12/4/20||No||Yes|