The Law Offices of Qadeer & Sheikh represent and assist clients with R-visa applications.
R visas are a type of short-term work visas available to people who have been offered jobs as religious workers in the United States. (This comes from the federal Immigration and Nationality Act at I.N.A. § 101(a)(15)(R), 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(R) and the Code of Federal Regulations at 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(r).)
An R-1 visa is available to a person who has been a member of a legitimate religious denomination for at least two years and has a job offer in the U.S. to work for an affiliate of that same religious organization.
R-1 visas may be issued both to members of the clergy and to lay religious workers. The initial stay can be up to 30 months, and the maximum stay is five years.
Every case is unique and based on the facts of your situation, we can determine how best to guide you. For more information, please schedule a consultation with our office.