|Religious Worker Visas|
Visas for Religious Workers
Individuals can pursue a religious worker visa to obtain worker status in the United States. A religious worker visa (R-1 visa) is a long-term temporary visa that allows individuals to reside in the United States for the purpose of pursuing religious work. Some religious workers can also apply for green cards.
In late 2008, USCIS introduced new rules that significantly complicated visa processing for religious workers. Eliibility rules were tightened, and now all applications must be approved by USCIS. It is no longer possible to apply for an R-1 visa directly at a U.S. consulate abroad. The process has become more difficult for both large and small churches.
Our lawyers can help you file applications for religious workers. We have experience representing different faiths, inlcuding Catholic dioceses and religious orders, Pentecostal and other Protestant churches, large and small, and a Buddhist temple. At the Law Office of Michael Boyle, each of our attorneys is experienced and dedicated to providing exceptional representation to assist our clients in applications for visas and green cards.
Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting religious freedom in the United States and helping chruches sponsor the religious workers they need in order to fulfill their mission.
Contact us for more information on how to obtain a religious worker visa.
R temporary visas for religious workers
Green cards for religious workers
In addition to R-1 visas, we also handle R-2 visas and green cards for religious workers' family members.
Contact the Law Office of Michael Boyle today to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer. We serve clients in Greater New Haven, Danbury, and throughout Connecticut.
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