Religious Worker Visa

Temporary Religious Worker: R-1 Visa

New York City is known for having numerous churches and religious organizations. Our New York religious worker law firm assists individuals to come to the United States to work in their religious vocation. The R-1 visa is a temporary employment based visa for an individual coming to the United States to be employed for at least 20 hours weekly by a non-profit religious organization and work as a minister or in a religious vocation or occupation. Our law firm can assist temporary religious workers such as ministers, pastors, priests, member of the clergy, rabbis, salaried Buddhist monks, commissioned officers of the Salvation Army, practitioners and nurse of the Christian Science Church, ordained deacons and other religious workers to come to New York with an R-visa.

Some Requirements for R Visa

  • Applicant is a member of said religious organization for at least two years.
  • Applicant have a paid position (job) offer from the religious organization
  • Religious organization must qualify as such under IRS rules
  • Applicant must maintain ties to his/her home country
  • Applicant must possess diploma and/or certificate showing appropriate academic and professional qualifications for the position that the
  • religious organization will be hiring

We at the Law Office of Shane D. Scott will carefully evaluate each client's circumstance and advise him/her on which religious worker visa category is the best option for migrating to the United States. If your religious organization is considering relocating ministers, pastors, priests, member of the clergy, rabbis, salaried Buddhist monks, commissioned officers of the Salvation Army, practitioners and nurse of the Christian Science Church, ordained deacons and other religious workers to the US then contact our New York City religious worker attorneys at 800.230.0844 or sscott@shanescottlaw.com or Skype: shanescottlaw.

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