The R1 visa checklist below provides a general idea of what is usually needed for religious workers to obtain their R1 work visa. To have a better understanding of this list, please read the R1 visa overview for the big picture and then go through R1 visa requirements and documents to get the details of what is usually included as evidence for R1 visa petitions.
Please click to download the R1 visa checklist for religious workers.
The overall emphasis on the documents and requirements/criteria of an R1 visa petition is that the religious work must be involved in practicing religious functions and spreading religious beliefs.
The requirements for an R1 visa petition are extensive and while ticking the boxes of requirements sounds simple enough, figuring out what items should be included and strategizing how the petition is presented is not. It is common practice and strongly encouraged to obtain an attorney for employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions.
HAVE A R1 VISA IMMIGRATION QUESTION? CONTACT US
If you have an R1 work visa (Religious Workers) immigration question, please fill out our contact us form or send us an email with some basic information about your background and your immigration needs. We will do our best to respond within 48 hours.
How we can help?
Kylie Huang Law’s immigration attorney will help identify whether the R1 visa is the appropriate nonimmigrant visa category for the client’s (or the client’s beneficiary’s) professional background and if there are other visa options for the client (or the client’s beneficiary). We will work closely with our client to prepare a convincing case for their (or it’s) R1 visa petition and we will also strategize on how the R1 visa petition should be presented to achieve the best chances of approval. It is strongly advised and common practice to retain an immigration attorney for an R1 work visa petition due to the complexities in the immigration process and visa requirements.