Immigration Updates November 2023
The SAG Strike is officially over! Everyone in the film & TV industry can get back to work. However, it appears that going forward SAG will only issue peer advisory letters for SAG actors working on SAG productions. This hasn’t been officially announced by SAG but is information being shared among attorneys. At this point we can only wait and see what kind of impact this will have on O-1 petitions for film & TV actors.
Change in O-1 Filing Location
USCIS is now requiring that all O-1 visas be filed at the Texas Service Center. For many years, O-1 cases have been filed at either the California Service or Vermont Service Center, depending on the location of the petitioner. Now, all cases are filed at the Texas Service Center, and the Texas Service Center transfers the case to Vermont or California based on the location of the petitioner.
Global Talent Immigration News
Global Talent Immigration Law Group was recently recognized by Law Firm 500 as one of the Top 100 fastest growing law firms in the U.S.
October was a great month for our artists! Congratulations to the O-1 applicants who were approved since our last newsletter, including: A videographer, photographer, composer/musician, folklorico dancer, motivational speaker, film producers, music producer and songwriter, brand management expert, cinematographer, scientific journalist, interior designer, tattoo artist, actor, make-up artist, sound mixer, editor, event producer/curator, actor/singer, and publicist from Mexico, Canada, UK, Russia, China, Ukraine, South Africa, Peru, and Greece.
We also want to congratulate our editor, actor and audio engineer from China, Jamaica, and Brazil who had their EB-1 petitions and green cards approved this month.
Last but not least, congratulations to Samantha Guerreiro for becoming a US citizen this month!
Thank you to all who attended our YouTube Livestream on October 26. We had a great turnout with great questions. Our next one will be December 7 at 10am PST and 4:30 pm PST.
Happy Thanksgiving & Native American Heritage Day
We want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and extend our sincere gratitude to our clients, friends, and Global Talent family.
Now's a good time to consider applying for an EB-1 green card. Schedule a consultation with us today.
If your O-1 is expiring within a year, start planning your renewal now.