|R-1 Religious Visas|
R-1 Religious Visa is meant for foreign nationals who want to enter US for undertaking religious services and serve as a religious worker in a religious community on a temporary basis. It is necessary for the applicant to have served a religious denomination for at least two years immediately proceeding the time of application for admission. The organization served must be a non-profit religious organization and the applicant must be coming to serve the organization at a request made by the same organization.
Eligibility criterion for R-1 Religious Visa:
In order to be eligible for applying for the R-1 Religious Visa, the applicant has to qualify by fulfilling the following requirements –
Documents required for the R-1 Religious Visa:
Processing the application:
The applicant must file his application along with all the necessary documents to the nearest US Embassy. In case the applicant wants to directly apply to the US Consulate he can do so but the application may take more time in processing when compared to the time taken by the center present within the region of residence. As part of the visa application process, an interview at the embassy consular section is required for visa applicants between the ages of 14 through 79, with few exceptions. Children less than 14 years of age and elders more than 80 years of age need not to take an interview unless not made necessary by the US Embassy itself. The time and date of interview will be scheduled for the applicant but he may have to wait for few weeks or months for the interview to take up. R-1 Religious Visa is issued for the period of three years initially but the applicant can apply for the extension which is allowed for the period of two years.
For assistance with R-1 Religious Visas, please consult with the immigration lawyers of USAcitizenships.com.
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