Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Queens arts council offers visa workshop for immigrant artists

Queens Council on the Arts presents

BYOB in Brief: 
Visa Information for Immigrant Artists with George Akst

Are you an artist from another country? Ever wonder if you qualify for US Immigration’s so-called “Artist visa”? Are those visas only for visual or performing artists? Can you get a Green Card as an artist?

George S. Akst of Akst & Akst Immigration Law Firm will answer these and other questions at next month’s edition of BYOB in Brief: Visa Information for Immigrant Artists as part of QCA’s Build Your Own Business (BYOB) Workshop Series. Mr. Akst has over 35 years of experience in immigration law, including information on recent changes to immigration laws in New York City.
Wednesday, October 9, 6-8pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave (entrance on 37th Street), Astoria
M/R train to Steinway St or N/Q to 36th Ave

Admission FREE! RSVP here


George Akst received his B.A. in Economics from Boston University in 1972. He attended The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands in 1973 and received his J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1976 where he was a member of the Urban Law Journal. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1977 and is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court and US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has been a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1984, as well as the Consular Law Society. He is also on the referral list of the NYC Commission on the United Nations, Division of International Business. Mr. Akst is a former Adjunct Professor of Business and Real Estate Law, at both Long Island University and at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is also the Founder and President of the Real Estate Institute of Greater New York. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Akst has been a frequent speaker to business and community groups throughout the New York Metropolitan area on the issues of business and family immigration to the US

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