Taiwanese Minister Received Religious Worker Status
Client: A Church in Ann Arbor
Beneficiary’s Nationality: Taiwan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Case Type: R-1 Nonimmigrant Religious Worker Status
Background: A church in Ann Arbor located a choice minister. It thus retained us, after our successful cooperation two years ago for another minister, to secure a status for this minister.
Date of Application: August 18, 2005
Date of Approval: August 19, 2005
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT collect sufficient evidence and prove that the full time worker:
- Had had two years of membership in the denomination, and
- Was hired by a registered church or bona fide religious organization, and
- The church has ability to adequately compensate the full-time worker, AND
- The full-time worker was invited to the U.S. solely for fulfilling religious occupation.
ONE DAY LATER, our client’s case was approved. Its choice minister could work without immigration concern.
CHALLENGE: It used to be easier to receive approval for Religious Worker Visa or Status. However, after a string of fraudulent cases, reviewing officers now review religious worker status applications with greater scrutiny. To prove each criterion, legal assistance is indispensable for detailed evidence gathering. Should your faith-based organization desires to hire a religious worker, please consider hiring a reliable attorney to assist you. Detroit immigration lawyer is ready to be at your service.
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