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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….


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.


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.

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
JapanDancer, choreographer4/2/205/12/20nono
Costa RicaWedding photographer/manager4/14/205/13/20nono
JapanArt Director5/14/206/3/20NoNo
MexicoCostume Designer6/5/206/24/20NoNo
JapanFashion/Graphic Designer08/18/2008/24/20NoNo
GreeceHip-Hop Dancer03/24/2009/01/20YesNo
Artists & Entrepreneurs was established by veteran New York immigration attorney, Jane Orgel Esq., who has been practicing immigration law for almost 20 years.

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