I-360 Approval for Chinese Minister
Client: A Church in Detroit
Beneficiary’s Nationality: China
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Case Type: Immigration Petition Based on Religious Employment
BACKGROUND: A newer Christian denomination retained us to secure an experienced religious worker sent from the U.S. to China at the time.
Date of Application: June 7, 2005
Date of I-360 Approval: March 7, 2006
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove that—
- The minister had been a member of the denomination, a bona fide religious organization, for two years, and
- The minister had been carrying out religious work continuously for at least two years before the application, and
- The religious worker must be in the U.S. solely for the purpose of acting as a minister in a professional capacity at that organization’s request.
SEVEN MONTHS LATER, our client’s minister received a status for I-485 (Green Card) application.
CHALLENGE: Due to a string of fraudulent cases, a good I-360 petition takes longer to pass as well. Religious immigration is similar to employment immigration, except the reviewer might examine the application with higher scrutiny, again, due to recent fraudulent cases involving many faith traditions. Please do consider hiring a reliable attorney, for this particular application for immigration status, because it is even more detailed than R-1 religious worker application. Detroit immigration lawyer is ready to be at your service.