R-1 Religious Workers
The R-1 nonimmigrant visa is available to foreign religious workers who have been invited to work in the United States by a religious organization. The R-1 is a temporary visa that will be issued to you for an initial period of 3 years. This visa can be extended for an additional two years.
In order to qualify in this category you must establish the following:
A religious worker may include the following:
Once an R-1 nonimmigrant visa has been issued to you as a religious worker your spouse and unmarried minor children are immediately eligible for R-2 visa status. R-2 nonimmigrants will be permitted to remain in the United States for the duration of your R-1 visa. The children will be permitted to attend school and will be permitted to perform volunteer work only. R-2 nonimmigrants are not permitted to work in the United States.
If you would like to learn more about your specific visa options please send a request to us at:
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