Specializing in Immigration Law for Creative Professionals, Artists, Music Groups and Talented Individuals in the Arts, Entertainment, Tech and other Creative Professions
We specialize in helping creative professionals and groups in the Arts, Entertainment, Tech and other Creative Professions navigate the complex US immigration system. Our services include O, P, E, L and TN visas, work permits, EB1A and EB2 NIW green cards, family/marriage immigration, and citizenship.
O-1 VISAS FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES
Our specialty is obtaining the multiple employer (freelance) O-1 visa for our talented clients from around the world. The O-1 Visa is a nonimmigrant temporary work visa for individuals of proven extraordinary ability in their field and does not require an employer to sponsor the visa. The O-1B visa is for artists who have proven success and achievement in theatrical arts, filmmaking, design, acting, music, production, costume & makeup design, performing, singing, composing, photography, visual arts, graphic design, culinary arts and other creative professions. The O-1A visa is for talented individuals who excel in business, management, academia, science, athletics and other entrepreneurial professions. While both the O-1A and O-1B visas require outstanding achievement and international recognition, the requirements for each visa type vary. We can evaluate your credentials and determine which visa is the right one for you to pursue. Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident can be a Petitioner for an O-1B visa, which enables you to work for multiple employers and projects.
EB1A and EB2 NIW
We help you obtain U.S. permanent residence through evaluating your credentials and experience to determine the best category for success. We specialize in preparing successful extraordinary ability (EB1A) and exceptional ability (EB2) petitions, including National Interest Waivers. These categories do not require a U.S. employer and can be obtained through self-petitioning, which is a big advantage for creative and accomplished individuals.
P-1B VISAS FOR BANDS
The P-1 Visa is a nonimmigrant temporary work visa for musical groups with international recognition. We will assess your band’s qualifications and work with you to obtain the required P-1 visas for your upcoming concert tours, presentations, events and musical projects in the United States. The P-1B visa is for the musicians in the band and the P-1S visa is for the support staff, such as technicians, sound engineers, managers and the production team. All musicians are included in one visa petition, for one fee, and all staff are included in one visa petition, for one fee.
OTHER IMMIGRATION MATTERS
We handle all other visa types and family immigration, including marriage petitions and applications for U.S. citizenship.
At the Law Office of Eva Golinger, our vision is to provide high-quality legal services to creative professionals, groups and communities in the Arts, Entertainment, Tech and other Creative Professions. We understand the unique needs of our clients and work tirelessly to achieve their goals. With over 20 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing personalized attention and creative solutions to every case.
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ATTORNEY EVA GOLINGER
FOUNDER & MANAGING ATTORNEY
With over 20 years of experience in immigration law, Eva Golinger is an expert in extraordinary ability immigration, business and entertainment immigration, as well as family immigration cases. She also has extensive experience and expertise in International Law, Human Rights Law and Media Law, and additionally practices in the areas of real estate law, contracts, and defamation and libel law.
Ms. Golinger's clientele includes Grammy Award-winning artists, Oscar and Emmy award-winning and nominated actors, producers and directors, successful graphic designers, dancers, performance artists, Internet innovators and other creative and high-profile professionals. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.) and City University of New York Law School (Juris Doctorate). She is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Eva Golinger is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA), the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the New York Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.