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H1B Work Visa For Fashion Models: How To Get A Work Visa To Model In USA

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H1B Work Visa For Fashion Models: Find out how to get a work visa to model in USA.

VisaPro immigration lawyers regularly qualify foreign fashion models for H1B and O1 visas and help showcase their modeling talent in the U.S.

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H1B Work Visa For Fashion Models: How To Get A Work Visa To Model In USA

  1. 1. HOW TO GET A WORK VISA TO MODEL IN USA H-1B VISA FOR FASHION MODELS
  2. 2. Is It Your Goal To Work In USA? H-1B WORK VISA is a popular option for fashion models to work in USA
  3. 3. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models:  Eligibility  Special Benefits Of An H-1B Visa  The 3 Step Process  5 Key Factors To Keep In Mind While Filing An H-1B Petition
  4. 4. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: Eligibility 1. They must be internationally or nationally recognized. 2. The position must require a fashion model of distinguished merit, or a fashion model of prominence. Fashion models may apply for an H-1B visa if they meet the following requirements:
  5. 5. 3. The U.S. employer must pay the fashion model, the prevailing wage for the occupation in the area of intended employment. Fashion models may apply for an H-1B visa if they meet the following requirements: H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: Eligibility
  6. 6.  Fashion Models, unlike all other H-1B professionals, do not need to have a bachelor’s degree.  A Fashion Model may be employed by more than one employer at any given time. However, a separate H-1B petition must be approved for each employer. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: Special Benefits
  7. 7. THERE ARE 3 BASIC STEPS TO OBTAIN H-1B VISA FOR A FASHION MODEL H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 3 Step Process
  8. 8.  The prospective employer files a Labor Condition Application (LCA) with the Department of Labor. Step 1: File An LCA With DOL H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 3 Step Process
  9. 9.  The U.S. employer or U.S. agent files an H-1B petition with the USCIS. Step 2: File A Petition With The USCIS H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 3 Step Process
  10. 10. Step 3: Apply For H-1B Visa Stamp At The U.S. Consulate H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 3 Step Process  Once the H-1B petition is approved, the foreign model must apply for an H-1B visa stamping at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.  If the foreign model is already in the U.S. in a valid immigration status, he or she may apply for a change of status to H-1B through the USCIS.
  11. 11. 5 KEY FACTORS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE FILING AN H-1B PETITION FOR FASHION MODELS
  12. 12. • A U.S. employer having an FEIN, which engages the fashion model to work within the United States, and has an employer-employee relationship with that model, or 1. Who Can File H-1B Petition For A Fashion Model? H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors An H-1B petition for a fashion model can be filed by:
  13. 13. 1. Who Can File H-1B Petition For A Fashion Model? H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors • A U.S. Agent, in cases involving fashion models who are traditionally self-employed, or who use agents to arrange short-term employment on their behalf with numerous employers, or • A U.S. Agent, in cases where a foreign employer authorizes the agent to act on its behalf. An H-1B petition for a fashion model can be filed by:
  14. 14. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors • Employer must file a Labor Condition Application (LCA) for each geographic area where an H-1B fashion model is intended to be employed. NOTE: The geographic area of intended employment means the area within normal commuting distance of the place of employment, where the H-1B fashion model is or will be employed. 2. Job Location
  15. 15. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors 3. H-1B Visa Cap For Fashion Models • The H-1B Visa For Fashion Models is subject to an annual limit of 65,000, which includes 6,800 that are set for nationals of Chile & Singapore. • Because of the limited number of visas available each year, once the quota is exhausted, no further petitions will be approved. Hence timing of filing is crucial for a successful outcome of H-1B petitions.
  16. 16. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors 4. H-1B Visa Portability For Fashion Models • H-1B portability provisions allow a Fashion Model working in the U.S. on an H-1B visa to begin working for a new H-1B employer as soon as the new employer files H-1B petition for him or her. NOTE: To be eligible, the Fashion Model must have been lawfully admitted into the United States, must have maintained status, and the new employer must file a ‘non-frivolous’ petition with the USCIS before the Fashion Model’s current visa status expires.
  17. 17. H-1B Visa For Fashion Models: 5 Key Factors 5. Alternative To H-1B Fashion Model Visa: O-1 Visa • An alternative to the H-1B visa for fashion models is the O-1 visa. • The O-1 visa is for fashion models of ‘extraordinary merit and ability’, a requirement that is significantly higher than the ‘distinguished merit or ability’ requirement of H-1B visa for fashion models.
  18. 18. Find Out Your Eligibility For The H-1B Visa
  19. 19. About VisaPro VisaPro was established in October 2002 with a dream to provide exceptional U.S. immigration legal services at reasonable costs to companies and individuals around the globe and today we are proud to say that we have succeeded. VisaPro offers services in the following areas:  Investor and Entrepreneur Advisory Services  Work Visas: E-3, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O, P-1, P-3, TN  Investor Visas: E-1, E-2, EB-5  Green Cards  Employer Immigration Compliance
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