If I have an r1 visa can I apply for a green card? 2 Answers as of April 15, 2011

If I have an r1 visa, can I apply for a green card?

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Law Office of Christine Troy
Law Office of Christine Troy | Christine Troy
Certain religious workers are able to apply for a green card. You need your employer/church to sponsor you via the I-360 and then the actual green card application. This category has been narrowed in recent years and take longer to get, because DHS will investigate the legitimacy of the sponsoring organization first, so is a good idea to start as soon as you can!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/14/2011
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
Yes. You will need to apply using Form I-360 and wait for it to be approved and then again wait until the priority date for the I-360 becomes available in order to file for your green card. As usual for me, I recommend the services of a competent attorney to help you through this as there are many things to consider when applying. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/15/2011
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