Nonimmigrant Employment Visas and 

Employment-Based Immigration 

Attorney Whitney Webster welcomes the opportunity to provide legal assistance for your business immigration needs. Please schedule a consultation to discuss your potential options. 

Five Basic Requirements for the R-1 Religious Worker Visa 

1) Foreign national must have been a member of the same type of denomination of the sponsoring church or religious organization for at least two years immediately prior to filing the petition. 

2) The sponsoring religious organization or church must be a bona fide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

3) Foreign national must be working for the church or religious organization at least 20 hours a week. 

4) Foreign national must be working as a minister or other religious vocation for the organization. 

5) Petitioner (employer) must be able to compensate religious worker or the worker must be financially self-supported. 

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