R1, TEMPORARY RELIGIOUS WORKER

What is an R1 Visa?

The R1 visa enables foreigners who work in religious organizations to come to the United States in order to perform duties in line with their religious occupation.

The requirements of the R1 are the following:

  • The applicant must be a minister of religion who is currently working in a religious vocation or occupation (whether paid or unpaid).

  • The applicant must prove that they have been a member of a bona fide non-profit religious organization for two years prior to application.

Duration

  • The Initial visa may be granted for up to 30 months (2.5 years).

  • One extension may be added for an additional 30 months (2.5 years), making a maximum total stay in the U.S. of up to 5 years.

If you need help determining if you qualify for an R1-Visa, contact Liberty Johnson today. We have a vast amount of experience in immigration law and we provide advanced and comprehensive support on all immigration issues.

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