EB-1A Approval of a Theater Actor -- Immigration Lawyers in Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Austin

EB-1A Approval of a Theater Actor

In early December 2013, Mr. Peter contacted Attorney Jerry Zhang, interested in applying for permanent residence under the EB-1A, “alien of extraordinary ability” category.

Living in a European country, Mr. Peter is a world-renowned, leading actor who has been recognized by his peers as an extraordinary talent in his field who is continuously pursuing his artistic endeavors.  As an actor, Mr. Peter has showcased his work in numerous plays as well as an upcoming television show on ABC.  Additionally, Mr. Peter has attained honors and awards as a result of his excellent work. 

Attorney Jerry Zhang evaluated Mr. Peter’s credentials carefully and thought he might apply for an EB-1A petition. Since Mr. Peter intended to move to Los Angeles after getting green card, he preferred to work with an attorney in our Los Angeles offices. Attorney Jerry Zhang told him that Attorney XXXX  is experienced in EB-1and NIW cases and would work on his petition in our Los Angeles offices once he retained us. Only five days later after initial contact, Mr. Peter retained us for EB-1A petition. As promised, Attorney XXXX is the in-charge attorney of his petition.

Over the next few months, we worked diligently with Mr. Peter to obtain and revise strong letters of recommendation from experts in his field. Through letters from both leading actors who had worked with Mr. Peter and those who knew of him only through his outstanding contributions to the field, we set out to decisively prove the exceptional caliber of Mr. Peter’s work. In order to further impress upon the reviewing officer Mr. Peter’s rare yet vital skills, his impressive record of achievements and his unique knowledge relevant to his current and future work, our legal team also assisted him in compiling documentation of some of his awards and prizes, media reports on his work, and his play screening at major venues and festivals.

Zhang & Associates, P.C.’s team, with the help of Mr. Peter, efficiently prepared all of the evidence crucial to successfully petitioning for an EB-1A. Citing the strong evidence we had gathered, Attorney XXXX wrote a petition letter to USCIS, proving that Mr. Peter has engaged in the field of acting all over Europe for over 30 years and intends to continue in this area by following his dreams of becoming a renowned actor in the United States as well; that Mr. Peter’s future stay in the United States will substantially benefit prospectively the United States.  As experts in his field have stated in their reference letters, Mr. Peter possesses an extraordinary ability as an actor.  

In late June 2014, less than 3 months after the initial filing and without a request for more evidence, Mr. Peter’s EB-1A case was approved. We were extremely happy for Mr. Peter and were pleased to have helped him avoid the labor certification and permanent job offer requirements of other regular employment based immigrant petitions. Mr. Peter was similarly overjoyed and continued retaining us for his consular process application.

We wish him the best of luck in his continued theater acting endeavors.

If you are interested in filing an EB-1 or NIW but not sure if you are qualified, please contact Attorney Jerry Zhang at info@hooyou.com. He will provide you with a free evaluation.

*In order to protect our client’s privacy, all identifying information has been changed.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients nationwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled thousands of immigration cases.

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, PERM, and I-485 cases. In the past eighteen years, we have successfully helped thousands of clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang (info@hooyou.com) for a free evaluation.

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