R-1 – Religious Worker Visa
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Understanding the basics
The R-1 visa is for a foreign national who is coming to the United States temporarily to be employed as a minister or in another religious vocation or occupation at least part time (average of at least 20 hours per week) by:
- A non-profit religious organization in the United States;
- A religious organization that is authorized by a group tax exemption holder to use its group tax exemption; or
- A non-profit religious organization which is affiliated with a religious denomination in the United States.
How much does it cost to apply?
U.S. Government Filing Fees: $460
There are US government fees associated with applying for an R-1 visa. This fee is paid directly to the US government.