R-1 宗教工作者签证

R-1 签证是一种短期非移民工作签证,适用于前往美国从事临时工作的宗教工作者。最长有效期为5年。在 Tsang  & Associates 律师事务所,我们提供完整的领事馆签证服务。同时我们律所可以为希望获得 R-1 签证自行申请的个人提供培训服务。我们的专业律师将帮助评估您的资格,并帮助您满足要求成功申请签证。

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费用

服务费用:$4000

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相关信息

服务

我们会准备律师说明信以及所有表格和证明文件,其中还包括:

—模拟领事馆面谈;

—指导准备个人文件;

—会员资格指导;

—宗教机构章程;

—就业合同;

—面谈准备。

文件清单

为力求给您提供最有效最准确的咨询,我们强烈推荐您提供以下资料文件(越多越好),以确保我们的交流达到最大成果。

受益人:

1. 被授予圣职证明;

2. 证明自自己在之前两年具有本教派成员资格;

3. 本教派管理人员出具的证明信

4. 报税证明

美国雇主:

1. IRS 501(c)(3)  免税资格证明信;

2. 能够说明自己宗教属性以及职能的文件;

3. 薪酬支付能力证明、过去薪酬支付证明;

4. 预算(表明以划出专项经费用于支付薪酬)。

基本要求

1. 必须是真正的非营利性宗教组织的成员;

2. 在申请入境前的至少两年内一直是该宗教教派的成员;

3. 你计划进入美国后只是以自己的专业能力为该教派的组织从事宗教工作或宗教职业,或者受该教派的组织或与该教派有关联的组织之邀,在该组织内从事宗教工作或宗教职业;

4. 如果你曾持R1签证入境美国,在你再次申请之前已经在国外居住满一年;

5. 打算在期满后离开美国。

限制

1. 宗教工作者以R身份首次进入美国的期限不超过30个月。

2. 雇员可要求延期。延期的时长不超过30隔月

3. 延期授予后的总期限不能超过5年。

R签证的四种类别

a. 宗教工作——神职人员(Minister)

1. 被某宗教教派(该教派应已经获得政府机构认可)授权主持宗教礼拜,并从事该教派内其他神职人员所从事的宗教活动的人士;

2. 从事的宗教活动必须与其為之服务的宗教教派有合理的关联;

3. 不包括未经该教派授权便从事这类活动的教外佈道者(lay preacher)。

b. 专业宗教工作者(Professional Religious Worker)

1. 在要求参加者美国学士学位或同等的外国学歷的宗教工作或宗教职业领域内工作;

2. 任何教育及经验的综合或者经验本身都不可以被用来代替学士学位。

c. 从事宗教工作

1. 与传统宗教功能(traditional religious function)有关的活动;

2. 宗教工作人员包括但不限於:礼拜工作人员(liturgical workers)、宗教讲师(religious instructors)、宗教顾问(religious counselors)、合唱指挥家(cantors)、教义问答指导人员(catechists)、宗教医院或宗教保健机构的工作人员、佈道人员(missionaries)、宗教翻译人员(religious  translators)以及宗教广播人员(religious broadcasters)等;

3. 宗教工作人员不包括看门人(janitors)、维修人员、办事员、筹款人员(fund raisers)或向教徒募捐的人。

d. 从事宗教职业

1. 在宗教教派内通过宣誓之类的承诺方式投入宗教生涯的人士;

2. 宗教职业人员包括但不限於:修女、尼姑、修道士、和尚、宗教兄弟姐妹 (religious brothers and sisters) 等。

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样品和模板

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律师简函:[随后提供] 我们将提供一封R-1申请的律师简函样例。

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附信:[随后提供] 我们将提供一封R-1申请附信样例。

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补件样例:[随后提供] 补件用以补强案件理据。

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表格:点击“表格”可查看移民局所需表格列表。

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文件清单样例:[随后提供] 我们将根据客人个案的具体情况拟定专属文件清单来加强案件理据。

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移民局规费计算器: 点击“移民局规费计算器”可助您计算移民局规费金额。

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移民局邮寄地址:  点击“移民局邮寄地址”可查看申请递交的具体收件地址。

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移民局审理时间表:点击“移民局审理时间表”可助您掌握申请所需时间。

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各地指纹中心:点击“各地指纹中心”可查看各地指纹中心地址列表。

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long can I stay in the U.S. under R-1 Visa?

USCIS may grant R-1 status for an initial period of admission for up to 30 months. Subsequent extensions may be granted for up to an additional 30 months. The religious worker’s total period of stay in the United States in R-1 classification cannot exceed five years (60 months). USCIS counts only time spent physically in the United States in valid R-1 status toward the maximum period of stay. See PM-602-0057, Procedures for Calculating the Maximum Period of Stay for R-1 Nonimmigrants (PDF, 70 KB) for details.

Should the alien obtain an I-94 Admission and Departure Record from CBP with an initial period of admission beyond the regulatory maximum of 30 months, the error should be corrected by bringing it to the attention of the port of entry that issued the I-94 or the Deferred Inspection Office of CBP. Neither the petitioning prospective employer nor the alien will be penalized for the error. However, such an error may affect the alien’s future immigration benefits if he or she exceeds the statutory maximum of five years. Do not use Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document, to request that USCIS correct a CBP error on Form I-94. USCIS cannot correct the form I-94. Please visit www.cbp.gov for information on correcting Form I-94 issued by CBP.

If an R-1 nonimmigrant’s I-94 lists an initial period of admission longer than 30 months, however, such nonimmigrants may request an extension of status prior to the end of that 30 month period of admission.

Before applying for a new nonimmigrant R-1 visa (a new five-year maximum stay), the individual must have lived outside the United States for at least one year. These time limitations do not apply to religious workers who did not reside continuously in the United States and whose employment in the United States was seasonal, intermittent or for an aggregate of six months or less per year. The limitations also do not apply to religious workers who reside abroad and commute to the United States to work part time.

Can I bring my family?

An R-1 religious worker’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible for R-2 classification. An R-2 dependent is not authorized to accept employment based on this visa classification.

What if I am terminated/change employer?

The petitioner must notify USCIS within 14 days of any change in the nonimmigrant religious worker’s employment. The petitioner must also notify USCIS when the employment is terminated.  In order for the religious worker to change employers, the new petitioner must file a new Form I-129, attestation and supporting evidence. 

Petitioners must also notify USCIS of any R-1 employment terminations.  Please contact USCIS at one of the following addresses:

Email:    CSCR-1EarlyTerminationNotif@uscis.dhs.gov

Mailing:  U.S. Department of Homeland Security
              U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
              California Service Center
              Attn: BCU Section Chief
              P.O. Box 30050
              Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-3004

What should I do if the location of my employment changes?

Changes in location of employment may constitute material changes to the terms and conditions of employment as specified in the original approved R-1 petition. If there is a material change in the terms or conditions of employment (or the beneficiary’s eligibility), the petitioner may be required to file an amended petition and receive an approval prior to the beneficiary’s move to a location of employment other than that listed on the original approved R-1 petition.

Ministers, as opposed to other religious workers, may move from ministry to ministry within a denomination without a new petition, so long as the parent organization is the petitioner.  If it is anticipated that the minister will be moved between different locations within the same denomination, the parent organization should file as the petitioner rather than the individual organization, and list each ministry where the minister will be working on the I-129. In such cases, USCIS requires the group tax determination letter issued to the parent organization, along with authorization from the group tax exemption holder that lists each specific ministry that may employ the beneficiary.  

An amended petition can be filed, with fee, by checking box f under item 2 in Part 2 of Form I-129. 

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