Eligibility criteria for EB-4 religious workers
|1.||Have been a member of a religious denomination that has a bona fide non-profit religious organization in the U.S., for at least 2 years immediately prior to filing the immigrant petition.|
|2.||Seek to enter the U.S. to work in a full time, paid position in one of the following occupations:
|3.||Be coming to work for either a bona fide non-profit religious denomination in the U.S., or a bona fide organization that is affiliated with the religious denomination.|
|4.||Have been working continuously in one of the positions described above, either abroad or (legally) in the U.S., for at least 2 years immediately before filing a petition with USCIS. The prior religious work need not correspond precisely to the type of work to be performed in permanent resident status.
A break in the continuity of the work during the prior two years does not affect an individual’s eligibility as long as: