H1B3 fashion model visa applicants must be a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability in their field.

Distinguished merit and ability means the applicant has attained obtained “prominence” or a high level of achievement in the field of fashion modeling as evidenced by a degree of skill and recognition substantially above that ordinarily encountered.

Prominent means renowned, leading or well-known in the field of fashion modeling.

H1B3 fashion model applicants must also be coming to the US to perform services which require a fashion model of prominence.

H1B3 fashion model applicants must first have a confirmed job offer from a US employer or agent willing to sponsor their visa.

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US State Department - H1B3 Fashion Model Visa

Foreign Affairs Manual - H1B3 Fashion Model Visa

USCIS - H1B3 Fashion Model Visa