R-1 Religious Worker Visa
Are you a minister or deacon? Or perhaps a person who is working in a professional capacity in a religious vocations such as religious workers, cantors, missionaries, liturgical workers, catechists?
If you have been a member of the religious organization for at least the two (2) years immediately preceding the application, your religious organization can file a petition for you.
Your religious organization must be tax exempt religious organization. If granted, your visa status may be extended for a maximum period of five (5) years. Spouses and children are eligible for R-2 status.
Often, our clients who have religious visas use this category as a springboard to an EB-4 immigrant visa. Contact us at (213) 739-8889 to see how we can help you put together a winning case today!