Best Immigration Lawyer from the Team of Best Immigration Lawyers can help you with U.S Religious Visaby Michael Wildes (Wildes and Weinberg P.C)
United States of America is perfect example of cosmopolitanism and secularism and no other place in the world have such a big heart for all religions as America have. The roots of love for religion among Americans were traced in 1864, when the first embarked quote, “In God We Trust”, on a 2 cents coin and from the day American regime respects all religions and its sermons until they are not a security threat. The country welcomes all religious workers, who want to visit United States with a motive to spread a word of God. A best immigration lawyer, an expert out a team of best immigration lawyers, is the one, to whom one should refer, if he wants to visit country with the purpose cited above. In this article we will be learning about the religious workers’ visa requirements.
A brief about religious visa options
Understanding the filling procedure although is not very tough, but it is always advisable to hire the services of a best immigration lawyer for the purpose. The visa for religious works is classified such as Ministers of Religion (SD Category) and Certain Religious Worker (SR Category). The application for these above mentioned categories are considered as Certain Special Immigrants under Employment fourth preference (E4) section. These categories should not be confused with temporary religious workers’ category.
Procedure of applying:
• Filing a petition: the first step from where the process starts is, “filling a petition”, for the visa. For obtaining this visa, you or your US employer will fill Form I-360 with the Department of Homeland Security along with the required documents. The qualification of petitioning organization and the candidate will be tested out Department of Homeland Security. The initial requirements for filling this petition one must comply the followings:
o Membership of a religious denomination having an authentic religious organization in the United States, for which the visa will be applied
o The aspirant candidate must be a continuously doing the same religious activity, for which he is applying US Visa.
• Submitting the fees: After the petition is approved by U.S citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the petition is put forward on the tables of National Visa Center (NVC) and NVC will issue a case number. On the right date of case number, you will be asked to deposit the fees.
• Documents required:
o A valid passport with more than 2 months validity beyond the visa expiry date.
o Duly filled Forms number DS-230 and DS-260
o Two photographs (must be according to the detailed requirements)
o Civil documents like: marriage certificates, birth certificates and if they are in other language than English, proper translation
o Financial support documents
o Medical examination form
There are other requirements pertaining to visa interview, medical examination & vaccinations, about immigration visa and sealed packet and many more, which will be later discussed in our next article under the same title, “A best immigration lawyer from a team of best immigration lawyers can help you with U.S Religious Visa.”