Monthly Archives: July 2016

Applying for R-1s

A few months ago, I’ve been tasked with helping churches in the area apply for R-1s for full-timers. Being a native-born citizen, I’ve never had to deal with visas in the US. So I had to do a lot of research on the laws and application process regarding R-1 visas and visas in general. In a sense, I had to become an “expert” on the subject in a short period of time so I could take care of one of the situations that required a response within a week or so. I’m using this post and subsequent posts as a place to collect my research, especially as it pertains to full-timers, that may be for others’ benefit, but also in case I forget something along the way. Continue reading