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What is an R-1 Visa?

The R-1 religious worker visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows foreign nationals in religious occupations to enter into the U.S. and perform the duties of a religious worker

What are the R-1 Visa Benefits?

Some of the benefits of this visa include:

  • Ability to engage in full-time study in the U.S.
  • Freedom to move in and out of the U.S.
  • Ability to apply for a green card; and
  • Ability to apply for R-2 dependent visa for your spouse and unmarried children below 21 years

An Immigration Attorney Can Help The Process

Establishing eligibility for R-1 visas can be difficult, especially in cases involving religious professionals, religious occupation workers, and religious vocation workers.

Even in cases where a petition includes the necessary documents, they must be presented in a logically organized format so that the immigration officer reviewing the case is led to make a favorable decision, particularly when the denomination is not very mainstream. Knowledge of what the immigration service or department of state anticipates to receive from the petitioner is vital to success.

To discuss with an immigration law expert if this is the right visa for you and if you can qualify under this category, please feel free to contact us.