HOW TO GET AN ARTIST VISA FOR THE USA
We have a 100% Approval record and work to the highest standards of writing for the O and P visa applications.
As immigrants to the United States, we understand the issues that foreign nationals encounter when crossing the border, applying for visas, organizing a tour, finding employment in a new country and relocating. It is a stressful time in your life and having your visa matters go smoothly is extremely important.
We also realize that many foreign born actors and other artists have not yet won an Academy award or Grammy award. We know how to use other evidence to qualify you for an entertainment visa. We work one on one with our clients. You are never passed off to a paralegal or secretary to prepare your case.
WHY CONSULT A LOS ANGELES IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM?
We are where you want to be. We know how to get here. We have personal experience in the immigration process and the entertainment industry. We understand your logistical requirements as well as your legal requirements.
We know how to navigate the complex artist visa requirements. We know how to quickly and effectively obtain union consultation letters prior to submitting your O-1 visa application to USCIS. We understand the types of documentation you will have and what to ask you for.
We will help you get you get organized and analyze your credentials.
We will advise you on how to make your application stronger. We will develop and implement a thorough plan for accomplishing your immigration goals.
There are two types of US Visas designated for artists. The O Visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry; and the P Visa, which applies to those foreign nationals who are coming to the United States temporarily to perform with or is an integral part of an entertainment group that is internationally recognized as outstanding for a sustained and substantial period of time.
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BENEFITS OF THE “O” VISA
You can enter the U.S. and accept employment in a position which requires people of extraordinary ability.
You do not have to maintain a foreign residence and show intent to return to your home country while applying for the visa.
Your dependents can stay with you as long as you maintain your O1 status. They can also attend school.
You can freely travel in and out of the U.S. provided you have a valid visa.
BENEFITS OF THE “P” VISA
Your dependents can stay with you as long as you maintain your P1 status. They can also attend school.
You can freely travel in and out of the U.S. provided you have a valid visa.
Lorraine was amazing in helping me get my O1 visa. More than caring about her job Lorraine really cares about her clients and when I encountered obstacles to my getting a visa she not only stuck it out with me but was also more than helpful in solving the problems. Some people work at keeping their clients but Lorraine works at doing a great job. Top notch!Niles Seguin-Actor/Comedian
Attaining an O1 Visa is a difficult, daunting, intimidating process and after consulting with many lawyers about my options I felt even more confused and hopeless until I met with the D'Alessio Law Group. In our first meeting, Lorraine dissected every aspect of my potential case and offered solutions and strategies that gave me hope and encouragement. As a fellow Canadian who's been through this maddening process herself, Lorraine can offer invaluable perspective and insight, but most importantly -- genuine empathy. The D'Alessio Law Group always answered my calls and made me feel like a human being rather than just another case file. I can't wait to work with them again for my green card! Andrew Burrows-Trotman-Writer/Director/Producer
I'm a video editor from Brazil and, when you really want something, like I wanted to edit movies in the US, you always want the best possible person to assist you. Working with Lorraine, her assistants and partners it's exactly that, for they were always available to me and gave me the support I needed. I am forever grateful for all the patience and assistance they have provided me. To the entire team at DLG immigration, thank you for all your help!Luiz Schiel - Video Editor-Brazilwww.luizschiel.com
When you're shooting a movie and things change and suddenly you're faced with visa issues you need someone who understands the business. Lorraine got me approved in record time and I didn't worry about a thing. If I can sum it up in a word it would be CARE. Lorraine takes a vested interests in her clients immigration goals and she's there every step of the way. Everyone at D'Alessio Law Group knows the entertainment business and the legal industry, it's a perfect combination.David Hackl-Director Saw 4, Saw 5 and Red Machine
Throughout my life in Europe I was always told and recognized by my peers and mentors as a top performing and recording artist. I have released very successful albums, played before hundreds of thousands of fans at some of the very best venues in France, and been granted top awards..etc. But, after being denied 4 times to obtain an entertainment visa to the United States and after going from Immigration Attorney to Immigration Attorney for help, I thought my dreams for my career in the United States were over. I will always thank my dear friend who heard of Lorraine D’Alessio’s excellent work. Lorraine meticulously guided me in building an incredible application. I was approved without even a question from the US immigration authorities! Now I’m working on my greencard. Thank you forever Lorraine.Cynthia Gillet – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist (France)
A few Years ago I had a dream. Today I am living it and its such a surreal experience. How do I thank the person who helped me get to this point? There isn’t enough words to express how thankful I am for your assistance and guidance. I am forever grateful and humbled for helping me attain my visa. Thank you for helping me bring my dream into a reality.Myrosia Palmer – Dancer/Choreographer (Canada)
Moving to the US was certainly a BIG deal for me. I never thought it was possible and the visa was not obtainable or just too difficult. Boy was I wrong! Lorraine and her team really held my hand and made the whole process simple. I never knew the O-Visa process was going to be my biggest audition and one that prepared me for getting work in the US. Thanks to everyone at D'Alessio Law Group!Dwayne Hill- Voice Over Actor
My name is Jamie Watson – I’m an actor from Canada and recently secured my 01 Visa to legally work in the United States. It was a huge undertaking, achieved through the professional and caring nature of my lawyer – Lorraine D’Alessio. A daunting process and a life changing one – Lorraine provided the type of council one could only expect from a close friend. Diligent and thorough in every regard – available to me at all times of the day – Lorraine was the intellectual strength I needed to work my way through such an important move. There are times in your life when you need the leadership of people you trust…and without question Lorraine was that person for me. Quite simply – I could not have done this without my awesome lawyer – Lorraine D’Alessio! With her winning smile and steely-eyed determination – no part of my application was left to chance. Not only was my application approved – I’m in tremendous shape for a possible Green Card application down the road. Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about the legal side of your US strategy . . . call Lorraine D’Alessio today!Jamie Watson-Actor