Global Allianz Immigration consultants will prepare and file all the required forms and documents for R-2 visa.
The R-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows the spouses and unmarried children of R-1 religious workers to enter into the U.S. and reside with their family. Dependents (spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age) of R-1 workers are entitled to R-2 status with the same restrictions as the principal. Dependents may be students in the U.S., but may not be employed under the R-2 classification. Note: Dependents should file for a change of status or extension of stay on Form I-539 (Application to Extend/change Nonimmigrant Status).
Petition Document Requirements
The I-129 petition may be filed by an authorized official of the U.S. organization and must be filed with a written statement from an authorized official of the religious organization that will be employing the alien establishing that the alien has been a member of the denomination for the required two years, a description of the proposed position, and that the alien is qualified for the position, the arrangements, if any, for salary, benefits, and other compensation. The name and location of the place the alien will provide the services. The organization’s affiliation with the denomination.
You must be a spouse or an unmarried child under the age of 21 years of R-1 worker.
R- Visa is initially issued for 3 years and can be extended for 2 more years i.e. total 5 years. To extend the visa for 2 more years the person has to file Form I-129, petition for a non-immigrant worker to apply for an extension stay. Your spouse and children must file form I-539.
If the person likes to extend its stay beyond 5 years in US, he/she must reside and be physically present outside US for 1 year.