Client: A Church in Detroit, Michigan
Client’s Country of Origin: China
Case Type: I-360 Immigration Petition Based on Religious Employment
Date of Application: June 7, 2005
Date of I-360 Approval: March 7, 2006

A newer Christian denomination church retained Herman Legal Group’s immigration lawyers in Detroit to secure status for an experienced religious worker.

Due to a strong of fraudulent cases, a good I-360 petition takes longer to pass. 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 consider hiring a reliable immigration attorney for this particular immigration status as it is more detailed than the R-1 religious worker application.

We helped our client prove that:

  1. The minister had been a member of the denomination, a bona fide religious organization, for two years.
  2. The minister had been carrying out religious work continuously for at least two years before the application.
  3. 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.

Our client’s minister received immigration status for the I-485 (green card) application.

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