F-1 to R-1 Change of Status

Amy L Becerra

Case Conclusion Date:June 1, 2004

Practice Area:Immigration

Outcome:Successful change of status from F-1 to R-1 visa

Description:Petitioner church sought to sponsor R-1 Religious Worker nonimmigrant visa for a youth minister/ spiritual counselor. Beneficiary had previously held internship (while on F-1 Optional Practical Training) with a church of a different denomination. Beneficiary had entered US as an F-1 seminary student.