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R Visas

R Visa Lawyers in Worcester

Temporary Visas for Religious Workers

At the Worcester immigration law firm of Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP, we represent individual and organizational clients throughout Boston, around the United States and across the world.

Tadmor & Tadmor is led by two nationally recognized immigration attorneys, and our entire legal team focuses exclusively on practicing immigration law. Because we stay current on the constantly evolving nature of U.S. immigration, our clients can be confident that they are receiving up-to-date advice and thorough information about their visa petitions.

We handle almost all types of immigration work, including nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. We often file R visa petitions for religious workers who are planning to work in the United States temporarily.

For answers to questions about R visas or permanent visas for religious workers, contact Tadmor & Tadmor. Call toll free 800-530-7444 or contact us online.

R Visas for Religious Workers

The U.S. government states that a "religious worker" must seek to enter the United States for the sole purpose of working as a minister of the denomination or in a professional or religious capacity in a religious vocation or occupation for the religious organization.

The petition requires substantial supporting documentation from both the religious organization and the individual worker, including but not limited to:

From the Organization

From the Individual

  • Proof of tax-exempt status
  • Proof of compensation if the worker will receive payment
  • Proof of previous R-1 employment, if applying for an extension of the R-1visa
  • Evidence of membership for the previous two years
  • Certificate of ordination, if working as a minister

Initial R-1 status will be granted for up to 30 months. The U.S. government may extend R-1 status for an additional 30 months but the total stay may not exceed five years.

Contact Us for More Information About R-1 Visas for Religious Workers

To contact a Massachusetts immigration lawyer at our law office in Worcester, call 508-791-9400 or contact us toll-free at 800-530-7444. You may also contact us by e-mail.

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Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP
Commerce Building
340 Main Street, Suite 610
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-791-9400
Toll Free: 1-800-530-7444
Fax: 508-791-7914

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