Client: A Church in Troy, Michigan
Client’s Country of Origin: China
Case Type: R-1 Nonimmigrant Religious Worker
Date of Application: January 13, 2005
Date of Approval: January 27, 2005

The church retained Herman Legal Group to expeditiously secure status for its new full-time religious worker from China.

R-1 status was easier at this time (it now takes at least 6 months). This particular program used to be more efficient prior to a string of fraudulent cases encompassing major faiths. Now, reviewing officers examine each case with greater scrutiny. As a result, the evidence gathering and sorting are not only tedious but also mentally consuming. In short, should your religious organization want to hire an agreeable minister, please hire a reliable immigration attorney to argue persuasively on your behalf. Our Detroit immigration lawyer is ready to be at your service and to practice best our policy… honesty.

We helped our client collect sufficient evidence and prove that the full-time religious worker:

  1. Had had two years of membership in the denomination.
  2. Was hired by a registered church or bona fide religious organization.
  3. The church had the ability to adequately compensate the full-time worker.
  4. The full-time worker was invited to the U.S. solely for the purpose of fulfilling

In less than two months, the choice religious worker received status.

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