EB-4 Special Immigrants
The EB-4 classification includes religious workers and employees and
former employees of the U.S. government abroad.
Process (Immigrant Religious Worker)
Your employer should file-with CIS Form I-360 with the CIS Regional
Service Center that has jurisdiction over the location of your employment.
You should have been working with your religious organization for at least
two years. You should be entering the U.S. to work in one of the following
- As a minister or priest of your religious denomination
- In a professional capacity in a religious vocation or occupation
for your religious organization (this requires a bachelor's degree or its
- In a religious vocation or occupation for your religious organization
or its nonprofit affiliate.
Documents (Immigrant Religious Worker)
Along with submitting Form I-360, you should provide the following
- Proof that your religious organization is a non-profit organization.
- A letter from an official of your religious organization
in the U.S. stating that you have been a member of the denomination for
at least two years, and that you have at least two years experience in
your vocation or occupation. The letter should also state certain details
about your particular type of vocation/occupation.
- This letter should also state how you will be paid for your work,
and that you do not intend to supplement your income with a second job,
or depend on charity for support.