WELCOME TO UNITE UNITE!!!
Our team of talented and experienced staff are thrilled to have you on our board!!
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The agency is located at 240 Kent Avenue, Suite B33, Brooklyn NY. 11249.
The closest subway is the L train at the Bedford Av. Station.
10 am - 6:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
Main Phone / Bookings +1 (212) 537-5801 • Team@Unite-Unite.com
Agency Director / Claudette Martin +1 (571) 438-1606 • Claudette@Unite-Unite.com
Accounting / Scott Bryant +1 (571) 216-5502 • Accounts@unite-unite.com
Scouting & Int. Development / Olya Kamorskaya +7 (968) 475 02 46 • Olya@unite-unite.com
Assistant / +1 (212) 537-5801 • firstname.lastname@example.org
We always have someone on call 24/7. We ask that you use discretion when calling or texting after normal business hours. Please limit after hours contact to Emergency or Urgent Job / Booking information needs. We want to support you to do the very best at being professional and successful. You can email us any time and all staff receive emails sent to email@example.com.
If you can not reach us by phone and its urgent please email the firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line 911 or Emergency or Urgent. Someone will call you as soon as possible. If it is a medical emergency please call 911 if it is a medical emergency. Then call us or have someone call or email us at Team@unite-unite.com
A representative of Unite Unite will provide you a management agreement specifically made out to you. In some instances this agreement will also include assigning Unite Unite as your Mother Agent. If you already have a Mother Agent please provide us with their contact information as we will identify them in your agreement.
In order to act as your exclusive booking agent in NY, Unite Unite requires you to sign our standard Management Agreement.
NOTE: Unite Unite may not legally advance payments to you without a signed Management Agreement. All advance payments are at the discretion of Unite Unite.
MODEL REGISTRATION FORM:
It is also necessary for you to complete the Model Registration Form, Unite Unite needs to have all pertinent information for our records and to accurately create you model profile for our website and booking software. If you have not already done so Please go to our Model Registration Form by Clicking Here.
WORKING PAPERS FOR NON US CITIZENS:
H1-B3 VISA: (click here for description)
To work in the United States it is mandatory that you obtain an H1-B3 Visa. UNITE UNITE will file the petition with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) on your behalf as soon as you or your mother agent provided with the following required documents:
1: A copy of your valid passport
2: 10 -12 tear sheets these can be digital copies. They must be from a published real job and printed or on a legitimate website. i.e. searchable via the web
3: A list of magazines, advertising campaigns and photographers you have worked with worldwide.
4: 5 letters of recommendation (these should be obtained through your agency abroad) they must be signed by the person who wrote the letter. The USCIS may contact them to confirm they are authentic.
The USCIS requires that you have your passport validated with the H1-B3 Visa status in a city outside the USA. Therefore, when filing your petition, you must select a city with a US Consular office. There you will have to have a short interview to present your passport and have your H1-B3 Visa issued.
It takes about two to four months for the USCIS to approve your petition and is valid for approximately three years. The charge for the H1-B3 Visa is currently $2,475.00, if expedited $3,700.00, This includes application preparation, filing fees. In some cases UNITE UNITE may offer to advance some or all of this cost and apply it to your account but only if your petition is approved.
Once we have received the official approval notice, you must make an appointment at the (pre-selected) US Consular office, outside the USA to validate your passport.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Once you arrive in NY with your passport now validated with the H1-B3 status, it is required that you apply for your Social Security (“SSN”) number. Go to this link to download an application form
Social Security Offices Near Unite Unite
Social Security Office
195 Montague Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Brooklyn Social Security Card Center
154 Pierrepont Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
US Social Security Administration
123 William St,
New York, NY 10038
Hours: 7am-4pm / Monday – Friday
Be sure to check on line for current locations and hours / holidays
You will need to bring: passport and any other forms of ID (birth certificate/drivers license, etc..)
There is NO FEE for a SSN number and you do not need to make an appointment! Allow yourself about an hour and a half for waiting time, as you must apply in person. It may help to go early in the day before the lines get too long…
After submitting your application, your SS number should arrive by mail within two weeks. You may have it sent to the agencies address: 240 Kent Avenue, Suite B33, Brooklyn NY. 11249, Be sure to notify Unite Unite's Accounting office( Accounts@unite-unite.com ) when you receive your number!
TAX WITHHOLDING FOR FOREIGN MODELS:
By law, UNITE UNITE is required to withhold 30% on your gross earnings (after commission deduction).
A portion of these taxes may be refunded to you when you file your taxes with the IRS.
Please contact Accounts@unite-unite.com if you have any questions regarding filing your tax returns.
Models who have signed management agreements, may request advances based upon their bookings. Advances are solely at the discretion of Unite Unite!
We will not make advances on the following bookings but will be paid to you upon payment by the client to UU:
PLEASE NOTE: All model payments are issued on FRIDAYS ONLY and must be requested directly to Accounting by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling at any time of day or night our main number (212) 537-5801 and select option #3 (Accounting and leave a detailed request)
Payments are setup on WEDNESDAY for Friday disbursement. (Schedule may change in the event of a weekday holiday). Exceptions to this policy can be made under special conditions.
Please DO NOT ASK YOUR BOOKERS FOR ADVANCES!. It will only slow the process of you receiving your money:)
Please click on the button below to fill out your payment information so that we can issue future job payments and advances to you. YOU MUST provide firstname.lastname@example.org with a signed IRS W-9 form. If you have not yet dun so please click here for instructions on how to download and complete that process. Money transfers will not be made without this document.
Please have your Bank Name, Address, Routing Number, Account Number handy when filling out this form.