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R-1 Visas For Religious Workers

With years of experience in obtaining Green Cards for Religious Workers in Religious Vocations, Pedersen Law will take care of the entire Religious Worker Residency process from start to finish, including providing legal advice to both you and your religious organization, obtaining USCIS approval, and providing guidance every step along the way…


The R-1 Religious Workers in a religious vocation such as a minister, rabbi, pastor, etc, who have been working for the U.S. religious organization sponsor for at least two years in a paid position, are eligible to apply for U.S. Residency (a Green Card) for themselves and their family.

What is a “Religious Vocation”?

A religious vocation is defined as "a formal lifetime commitment, through vows, investitures, ceremonies, or similar indicia, to a religious way of life." Examples include nuns, monks, religious brothers and sisters. The new law adds a new definition of "minister". Under the rule, a minister is "an individual authorized by a religious denomination, and fully trained according to the denomination's standards, to conduct religious worship and to perform other duties as usually performed by authorized members of the clergy of that denomination." Lay preachers, without ordination are not included in this definition.

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For more information about obtaining a Green Card as a Religious Worker, call or email our office to schedule an Attorney Consultation so that we can fully review your circumstances and give you the best, most honest advice concerning what steps you can take to obtain your U.S. Residency.

To help you succeed in obtaining your Green Card, our Law Firm will carefully review your eligibility, provide valuable advice regarding your qualifications, prepare a professional case, properly support your case with all the required documentation, represent you through the proceedings and support you through the entire immigration process. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your immigration dreams!

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