Definition of Religious Denominations
A religious denomination is defined as a "religious group or community of believers" having:
- Some form of ecclesiastical government;
- A creed or statement of faith;
- Some form of worship;
- A code of doctrine and discipline;
- Religious services and ceremonies
- Established places of religious worship
- Religious congregations; OR
- Comparable indicia of a bona fide religious organization.
The foreign national must be a member in a denomination but need not have membership in any particular organization. This is a very troublesome area as there exist interdenominational churches, for example.