California EB-4 Visa (Religious Worker Green Card) Attorney

Exclusively representing religious organizations nationwide 

The EB-4 Religious Worker visa category is available to religious workers who are coming to the United States to work in their denomination at least 35 hours per week as ministers, members of a religious order, or in traditional religious functions. This immigration category is subject to annual renewal by the government if the applicant is a nonminister, so it is crucial applicants consult with an experienced religious worker attorney who can explain the proper timing. Successful applicants can live and work inside the United States indefinitely as lawful permanent residents and can ultimately apply for U.S. citizenship if they wish.

Davis Legal Center has a stellar reputation for providing clients across the U.S. and around the world with expert guidance and the dedicated services they need to increase their chances of having an immigration petition approved. The Davis Legal Center team is familiar with the numerous timelines for filing EB-4 visa petitions and is prepared to work vigorously to help you pursue your immigration goals.

EB-4 Religious Worker Visa Requirements

A U.S. nonprofit religious organization or affiliate must file Form I-360 with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The I-360 outlines the terms of employment, the job position requirements, and the religious worker’s qualifications. After the I-360 is approved, applicants will either apply for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad if outside the United States or apply for adjustment of status if inside the United States. 


Religious workers must prove they have belonged to the same religious denomination as the sponsoring U.S. church for the previous two years. They must also prove they have worked as a religious worker either abroad or inside the United States continuously for at least two years immediately before the I-360 was filed with USCIS. The sponsoring church must prove it is an IRS tax exempt religious organization and that it can adequately compensate the religious worker. 

Our attorney has represented some of the largest religious denominations in the world and will gladly help you devise a strategy to pursue your immigration goals with confidence.

Contact us online or call (530) 418-0906 to discuss your immigration options.


Why Choose Davis Legal Center  

I am the principal attorney at the Davis Legal Center, a boutique immigration law and consulting office in Northern California.  I have more than ten years of experience working on human rights and immigration law and policy matters across the globe.

  • Decade of Experience

    Our principal attorney has more than a decade of experience working in human rights, immigration, and international policy.

  • Religious Focus

    Davis Legal Center only works with churches and religious workers, so you benefit from our specialized expertise.

  • Global Representation
    Davis Legal Center has represented clients in more than 50 countries and has the experience to provide full legal representation no matter your location.
  • All Denominations

    Davis Legal Center is experienced working with all religious denominations and cross-denominational staff.

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