R1 Visa General Information: The United States government issues visas to
individuals who are members of legitimate religious organizations so they can
live and work legally in the United States for a specific period of time. These
visas are called R1 Religious Worker Visas. R1 Visas are made available to
members of the clergy and also to key employees of religious organizations. The
process of completing and submitting a request for an R-1 Visa can be both
costly and confusing. The R-1 Religious Worker Visa Immigration Package makes
the application process easy to understand. This is a step-by-step guide to help
you file your R1 Visa application as efficiently and quickly as possible.
R1 Visa Eligibility Requirements: R1 Visas can be obtained if the applicant has been a member of a legitimate religious denomination for at least 2 years. R-2 Visas can be obtained for accompanying relatives of the main applicant (R-1 Visa holder). Other requirements may apply and it is recommended to review the information in the application manual before applying.