06
May, 2015

Leap for success

This month (April 2015) we have been experiencing lots of approvals (some were very difficult cases) and are getting many applications approved first-time with no Request for Evidence (RFE). Here is a partial list of recent approvals:

  • Premium Processing EB1-A for a Japanese Lighting Designer approved in 15 days (no RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant Korean Motion Graphics Designer in F-1 status with little experience (no RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant Taiwanese Dancer in F-1 status (no RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant, young French dancer with little professional experience (no RFE).
  • O-1 for first-time applicant, Korean painter in F-1 status (no RFE).
  • O-1 approvals for first-time applicants Hiphop Dancer from Denmark and Salsa/Hiphop Dancer from Sweden, both with very little press (no RFE).
  • O-1 renewal approved for Japanese Reggae Producer (no RFE).
  • O-1 renewal approved for Canadian Fashion Stylist transitioning to Fashion Editing (no RFE).
  • O-1 renewal approved for Canadian Fashion Stylist transitioning to Fashion Editing (no RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant, Korean Architect in F-2 status (after receiving a very harsh RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant Japanese Electronic Media Artist/Art Director (no RFE).
  • O-1 approval for first-time applicant, Japanese Visual Producer.

Please note: most of the first-time O-1s were approved within three weeks from the time of filing. Most of them were also agent cases.

The RFE’s seem to be easing up but the applications have also benefited from our office’s skilled and careful drafting of the briefs and presentation of the material. Our attorney and staff spend a lot of time figuring out the correct strategy and focus for a case, whether it be an O-1, an H-1B, an L-1 or a Green Card. We also spend a great deal of time and effort researching and presenting the evidence, ultimately submitting a package that is immaculately assembled, and strong on all fronts.