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R-1 Religious and
R-2 Family of R-1 Visa Holder
Religious workers may enter the United States on an R-1 visa. The focus for the applicant is usually the definition of “religious worker.” The religious vocation is generally defined as a calling to religious life, demonstrated by a lifelong commitment. A religious occupation is defined as a continual engagement in an activity related to a traditional religious function. This includes liturgical workers, religious instructors or cantors, catechists, workers in religious hospitals, missionaries, religious translators and religious broadcasters.