With the economy the way it is and with so many U.S. workers looking for jobs, bringing in foreign labor will probably not be approved, but you can certainly try. If there is a shortage in your area of U.S. workers for those positions, then you may have to prove that, but here are two links from an official U.S. government site that should answer all your questions:
If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know.
I appreciate you quick responses but I was needing to know little more specific. I have researched all these sites but I needed a little more step by step direction. For example do I need to file with DOL or directly with U.S.C.I.S
Ok so Like I said I have reviewed the web sites you suggected but I was confused about this part ...."A petition for a person who is not a minister may only be filed until October 1, 2000, and any immigrant visa issued to such person shall not be valid beyond October 1, 2000. After the petition is approved by the USCIS, the applicant will be sent instructions on how to apply for a fourth preference special immigrant visa for religious workers".I am filing this in behailf of a pastor that wants to bring a reiligion worker. So I'm so confused I want to help this church out. soo Let see I know how to file the I129 because I file it for H2a workers. So I just am confused about the part above .
A petition for a person who is not a minister may only be filed until October 1, 2000, and any immigrant visa issued to such person shall not be valid beyond October 1, 2000. After the petition is approved by the USCIS, the applicant will be sent instructions on how to apply for a fourth preference special immigrant visa for religious workers. want is the fourth preferences special ... consist of ? I just want to have all the information before I begin so that I can file correctly.
This is old law. And the President has made extentions to that. This is why it is better to have an attorney do this for you. Even though it may be expensive, it would save you money in the long run.
You are looking to file a Religious Worker Visa which is for a temporary worker. The other form is a Special Immigrant Religious Worker which is for a Permanent Residency.
So the visa is a temporary visa that is a R-1. Here is a link to that:
The R-1 uses the same I-129. Do not look or research the I-360 Special immigrant Religious Worker unless you believe he can qualify.
OK so I'm pretty sure he well pass inspection but he would love begin here permenatly.
So say we go about it this way with just the RI visa .
Ok so I think I get it.
I must file the following all directly to U.S.C.I.S
Does this sound more less correct
And if he does chose to do the permenate visa "Special Immigrant Religious Worker" where can this info be found ?
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