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R (Religious Ministers and Workers Visa)

Washington, D.C. Religious Visa Lawyer

Northern Virginia R1 and R2 Visa Attorney

Bhagat & Associates

Religious Based Minister – (R) Visas

R-1 visas are temporary work visas to anyone in a religious vocation or occupation. There are also permanent residence options available for ministers, professional religious workers, and those performing religious vocations. Our attorneys can discuss these options with you if you are interested, and will be available to help you through that process.

Contact the Washington R visa law firm of Bhagat & Associates to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the following ministry -related U.S. nonimmigrant visas:

Eligibility requirements for religious minister/religious worker visas (R visas) — R1 visa, R2 visa:

  • Belong to a bona fide religious denomination.
  • Must be a bona fide tax-exempt religious organization in the U.S.
  • Intention to work as a minister or other religious worker for that religious organization.
  • A member of the supporting religious denomination for at least two years preceding the visa application.
  • Intent to depart the U.S. once the visa has expired.

U.S. based religious organization employers along with and current and prospective employees from foreign countries such as India and Spain often seek the assistance of Washington, D.C. employee and employer visa attorney Raj K. Bhagat to discuss nonimmigrant occupation-related visas such as:

  • Specialty occupation visas — R visas

Languages spoken by the attorney and staff at Bhagat & Associates include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Bengali
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

The law firm of Bhagat & Associates is prepared to ensure that application forms are completed and submitted accurately and on time to prevent delay or undue complications. Avoid trouble related to the restrictive illegal immigration policy of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or INS). Allow an experienced employee and employer visa attorney to make sure your visa applications are done right the first time.

Contact an experienced District of Columbia immigration lawyer to schedule an initial consultation. Languages spoken by attorneys and staff at Bhagat & Associates include Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish and Arabic.