San Francisco Immigration Religious Visas Attorney
Dedicated to global immigration law, the Warren Law Firm helps both U.S. employers and foreign national professionals obtain a variety of visas and work certifications so they can work in America temporarily on a short- or long-term basis.
- R-1 Visas – Available for Temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Workers: Available for people who are coming to the United States temporarily to be employed for at least part time work (an average of at least 20 hours per week) by a non-profit religious organization in the U.S. (or an organization which is affiliated with the religious denomination in the United States) to work as a minister or in a religious vocation or occupation.
- To qualify for a temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Workers R-1 Visa from the Department of Labor, you must:
– Be a foreign national who is a member of a religious denomination having a bona fide non-profit religious organization in the U.S. for least two years immediately preceding the filing of the petition.
– Have a petition filed by a prospective or existing U.S. employer through the filing of a Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.
– Be aware that an R-1 visa cannot be issued at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad without prior approval from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
– Know that, as a foreign national, if you are visa-exempt (e.g. Canadian), you must present an approval of a valid petition at a port of entry.
– Certain general requirements must be satisfied by the petitioning organization as well as by the religious worker, the beneficiary of the petition.
To apply for an R-1 Temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Workers visa or to determine eligibility , contact Warren Law Firm or read more.